Well, you might hear this term developmental play and what you might think is oh my goodness, I have to do all these things. I have to teach my baby and I have to buy all these flashcards, and expensive toys but the truth is you don't. Research shows that the type of play that's the most beneficial fpr your baby is what we call child led, child centered, it's also called floor time. In our mommy me classes, we call it special playtime. And what this time is it's time for you to shift the dynamic from you doing things to your baby or trying to teach your baby something to getting down on the floor with them and letting them show you what they're interested in, what they're doing and you follow them. You follow them. You watch them and they start to feel that you are sharing in their pleasure and this is an amazing feeling to babies. It's developmental in that what they do grows over time. A tiny baby is just manipulating toys and looking at them, and you're just kind of doing the same thing with them. As they grow, their play starts to grow into rolling balls and turn taking games, and handing you things. And then the most interesting level play is imaginative play where they start to pretend. They start to play pretend. This type of play it's really important to stay in the stance of following your child because these are the moments where they're getting to pursue their passions and passions might be something that you think is ridiculous. My son had a passion for brooms for a long time and I thought oh my gosh, everywhere we go he's looking for brooms but I knew that it was important not to judge or shame him, or to dismiss him, but to let him do it. Next thing I knew we were into mummies. The next thing I knew we were into dinosaurs, and then finally we were into high end cars and I was going to all these car shows, but what you're doing when you follow your child is you're strengthening what we call the executive function part of the brain. This is the part of the brain that strengthens our attention span, our focus, our ability to regulate, our ability to plan something and follow through. If you think about all those things, those are all the aspects and the strengths in the brain that are not present when a child has an attention deficit disorder. So contrary to the idea of teaching your child and educating them, and buying all these expensive toys is this idea of very simply following them in their play and knowing that that's the very best way to strengthen the part of the brain that they're going to need throughout their entire life.