Play is a vital part of early childhood development and education. Children need to play to develop fine motor, social, cognitive, problem solving and cooperative skills. Play reduces stress, improves concentration and helps students cope with difficulties. Our playground has elements for every student regardless of their disability. It is divided into sections for our younger students and upper elementary aged students. It offers opportunities to play music, walk, run, ride bikes, balance, climb, swing, hang, explore, play in the sand and play various games such as basketball, tetherball and funnel ball. We even have a sledding hill! All of these activities promote creative and cooperative play.