North Park Church Cooperative Preschool (NPCCP) is committed to providing this. Hopping, jumping and dancing help children build large motor coordination skills. Stringing beads, cutting, drawing, or putting together a puzzle helps children to develop small muscle dexterity and eye-hand coordination. Children playing dress up and make-believe create situations that they can deal with and control; teaching them to work out their fears and anxieties. These activities promote social growth, sharing, problem solving, self control, exploration of sizes, shapes, distances, proportions and weight, concepts such as “smaller than” or “bigger than”, counting, classification, sorting and matching. The variety of activities we offer gives children a feeling of satisfaction and joy. These positive feelings allow children to gain confidence in their skills and abilities, resulting in a strong self-concept. Play encourages positive outcomes, so let’s encourage play. Play is the work of children!