There is a multitude of benefits that come with encouraging children to engage in imaginative play. With so much new technology and computerized toys at children’s disposal it’s important to direct them toward creative outlets. Children need imaginative play in order to thrive and develop properly. Our preschool Gainesville services give children a vast amount of resources for healthy cognitive development. A Child’s Academy is one of the best Gainesville Preschools because of our dedication to balancing education and social development. We’ve been serving Alachua County for nearly four decades; offering infant and toddler care, preschool classes, after-school programs, as well as a top rated Summer camp. This post helps break down the science behind imaginative play and lists out the many benefits that it has on early childhood development. Kids work hard and play hard at ACA!