Any setting that allows children to interact, play and learn in a safe, positive environment is great for language development and motor development. That is why Speech & Occupational Therapy of North Texas is enthusiastic about Murphy Parks & Recreation. Murphy, Texas is just next door to our East Plano Clinic so we have many clients from this community. So we have taken the opportunity to volunteer with Murphy Parks & Recreation on a few occasions. We enjoyed assisting with the summer Moonlight Movie Nights for families as well as with Murphy Maize Days, a fantastic annual fall event with fun for the entire family! As one sponsor for the Murphy Maize Days Children’s Tent, we had a great time applying free tattos to hundreds of children and meeting many great families! It was also good to be under the tent when we had a few surprise showers…in the middle of our Texas drought!
Now that we are into winter, Murphy families can still utilize the great community activities Murphy Parks & Recreation offers for children. To name just a few, Parks & Rec offers: Preschool Socials, Lil Einstein’s Preschool, dance and gymnastics, art, drama and Lego robotics! So there are plenty of things to do inside – out of the cold! Murphy may be a small community, but there are many great opportunities for children to exercise and grow, all close to home. Murphy may cover a small area, but approximately 30% of the population is under the age of 14 years. So this is a family friendly city that is planning activities for the present and the future.
For more information about the classes offered through Murphy Parks & Recreation, visit http://www.murphytx.org/DocumentCenter/View/782
To learn more about Murphy, Texas demographics, visit, http://www.murphytx.org/index.aspx?nid=217
For information about pediatric speech and occupational therapy, call our office at 972-424-0148.