In my Occupational Therapy practice I see many children with delays in all developmental areas; self regulation, engagement, gross and fine motor, communication and visual perception. By the time they are referred for therapy this delay has become obvious and is affecting them in their everyday lives. These delays do not just pop up when they get to pre-school they have been there from their first few years of life. The demands on children are growing every year and children who do not have a solid developmental foundation are falling behind. My goal with the development of Play Matters is to promote the development of these foundations. By stimulating the basic goals of development (body awareness, focus and motivation) in the age appropriate periods I hope that we can develop a generation of confident kids who are motivated to achieve their full potential; emotionally, socially and academically.