Facilitators of Play
As a family child care provider, you can help children with the way that they play. By giving this help or support you become a facilitator of play. Some of the ways family child care providers facilitate play include:
Below is a list of other things you can do in your program that will support children's play. However, there is one activity below that is not a good idea. Click next to the one that is not a good idea.
Below is the activity from the list that will not support children's play:
Fill the art shelves full of materials and give children many options.
This is not a very good idea because younger and older children are at different developmental levels and have different needs. Babies need safe space to explore freely; older children need to have a space to play without interference from younger children.