This all started when
A pair of loving parents who set out to create a fun and educational indoor play lab for their two children and the Ballard neighborhood families. The goal of our play lab is to be a “HECk of A play space” for your young children. Due to life changes, HECA Play Lab will be taking an online presence and continue to serve their community through providing learning resources for families and educators.
"Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength," according to the AAP report. It allows children to explore the world, practice adult roles, and gain confidence. And it improves children's social skills as well, by helping them to "learn how to work in groups, to share, to negotiate, to resolve conflicts, and to learn self-advocacy skills." (Parents Magazine)
We at HECA Play Lab truly believe in learning through play. HECA Play Lab’s focus is children's play for 2 to 8 year old children. At HECA Play Lab, these activities have been packaged into free and low cost online resources for parents and educators. Our goal is to help support our busy parents and educators in finding activities and educational material for their young growing minds.