The Children’s Play Gallery is a children’s museum dedicated to the education and development of young children through hands-on, creative and interactive play.
We believe that:
We strive to:
Special Needs Accommodations
We can play crucial roles in assuring that all children have opportunities to participate in developmentally appropriate play activities and we strive to make that possible here at the Gallery.
Access to play experiences for a child with special needs can be facilitated by: Gallery staff, parents and other family members; friends; general and special education teachers; adapted physical educators; occupational, speech and physical therapists; and counselors.
Play Is The True Work of a Child!
Play has been defined to include elements such as spontaneity, intrinsic (or internal) motivation, pleasure, free joyous qualities, and self-direction. Play is one of the most important phenomena of childhood occupation (Chandler, 1997; Musselwhite, 1989). Play is a vehicle that allows a child to access and explore his or her world. In and through play, a child is able to develop the skills which expand his or her physical, cognitive and emotional abilities. In essence, much truth can be found in the adage that play is the true work of a child.