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Four things to consider when setting up a playdate

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Play dates are great for young children’s development because they help them explore, learn and develop social skills through play.

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Active, outdoor play boosts learning

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Play in an outdoor, natural environment helps engage a young child’s senses and allows toddlers and preschoolers to exercise their bodies and minds.

baby girl playing with puzzle together with mom and sister

Pediatricians say simple toys are best

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends basic toys that encourage imagination and interaction between parent and child.

young child playing with simple toys

Best toys and gifts for young kids

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Check out our interactive guide to free or inexpensive gifts that promote learning for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. (The best gift of all is quality time…

Block play helps build STEM skills

Not just a theory: Block play builds STEM skills in early childhood

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Did you know that young Albert Einstein spent a lot of time playing with blocks?

Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gives a prescription for play

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Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek gets the attention of early educators when she asks:  “What happened to play?” in her 2018 Summit presentation

parents read book and spend quality time with toddler

Parents Playbook: Quality Time!

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This episode of FTF’s Parents Playbook is about being in the zone.

Playbook highlights of playing with baby

Parents Playbook: Dad, mom in top plays with speedy freshman

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Check out the video highlights! Play is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s development and learning.

Playtime is serious business for young children

Playtime is serious business for kids

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​Play​ is a natural and important way young children discover and learn. Parents and caring adults can do their part by getting in the game.

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