At Do-Re-Mi Childcare Centre, we acknowledge the importance of play in early childhood development. Play is one of the most effective tools and is central to a child’s learning and development. Play is non-threatening, spontaneous and meaningful. Through play, babies and young children explore and learn to understand the world around them as they communicate, discover, imagine and create. When children play, they are showing what they have learned and what they are trying to understand. When children play with other children they create social groups, test out ideas, challenge each other’s thinking and build new understandings.