The Science

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Experts agree early age-appropriate stimulation is critical to your child's development. The experiences your baby or toddler receives in the early years actually changes the structure of your child's brain. PlayWisely® has The Directionality Method an innovative program to 'turn on and tune in' your child's natural brain tools for optimizing natural learning and movement ability necessary for propelling the quality of all future development.
"Our Purpose is to inspire each child’s Brain and Body Confidence so later when a child discovers their purpose, passion or talent the wiring will be there to fully realize their dreams."

Coach Patty
PlayWisely Founder

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Will PlayWisely® make my baby smarter?


The sciences recognize that children possess an instinct to learn. Our coaches are specially trained to ignite that natural drive. Parents learn appropriate expectations and activities for skill learning through each stage of development strengthening a child's opportunity to learn. A passion or drive to learn is critical to your child‟s future success. In an interesting study on reading development, scientists wanted to discover which children were better readers by age 12 – those that learned to read at 3 years of age or those that learned to read at 6 years of age. What they learned was a surprise. It mattered less when they learned to read and mattered more whether they LIKED to read! PlayWisely® follows this understanding and endeavors to put the wiring in place so later when a child discovers their purpose, passion or talent they can more fully realize their dreams.

'Smart' is no longer considered how soon a child learns certain skills or how much data a child can regurgitate. Scientists now believe that what we recognize as a "smart" or "bright" child is really a child that clearly demonstrates command of the brain tools for connecting to their world. "Brightness" refers to the quality of how precisely a child collects pertinent data from the environment, how efficiently they can process and analyze that data and how quickly and appropriately they can act upon it. Harnessing these brain tools is our performance goal. PlayWisely® does not focus on teaching your child the ABC's and 123's for example, rather we focus on exercising the wiring that allows those skills to be deployed efficiently. When PlayWisely® toddlers recite the ABC's and 123's we are excited because this ability demonstrates that the wiring is in place for certain types of learning to occur.

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Will PlayWisely® make my child a better athlete?


The sciences often say that babies don't learn to move, they move to learn! Research also shows that the way in which a child views him/herself physically affects their over-all positive sense of self. PlayWisely® believes that providing a broad base of movement experience and control is essential to a child‟s overall well-being. In fact, an early love of physical play can promote a lifelong pursuit of a healthy lifestyle which includes physical fitness and/or sport. The PlayWisely® physical development curriculum follows the recognized progressions for motor skill acquisition in the areas of balance, strength, visual motor, gross motor and fine motor ability. Our approach is to provide every child the opportunity to wire a broad base of movement experience and control. A broad foundation of skill ability allows physical play to be more fun and purposeful. While we can't guarantee that your child will become a great athlete, it does make sense that a love of play, a repertoire of physical skills and the right coach can propel future athletic success.

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