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Father and daughter stacking boxes as towers

Use household objects as toys for young kids

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To encourage imaginative play at home, parents and caregivers only have to look around the house to keep little ones entertained and learning.

mom and baby play with mirror

Reflecting on babies and mirror play

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Mirror play helps your baby develop self-awareness, part of their social-emotional development. And they love it.

parents and young children play with scarves

It’s scarf season! Bonding and brain building with your baby

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Playing with scarves is fun, easy, and you can do it almost anywhere. Plus, it’s a great way to enhance a child’s development.

girl and boy holding hands

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.

mom and daughter walking through a grass field

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

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