One of the biggest joys of parenthood is playing with your baby. The smiles and giggles your little one gives will delight you to no end. Becoming a parent reminds you of all the fun kids can have and how much they actually learn through play. The essential skills your baby will learn in the first year are foundations of lifelong learning. While these foundations are vital, they are also lots of fun. As your child's first playmate and teacher, do all you can to enrich her early life.