There is something precious about watching a one-year old play. If you pay attention you will see them engage in these repetitive actions, like Kaylee did with this garden gate. No one told her, “hey this would be a cute thing to do for the camera”… she just started opening and closing the gate, walking back and forth through it. You could just see her little brain working, making connections. What may look like play to you or I is more than that: It is part of a little one’s development, and is how they learn about the world.