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young child playing with simple toys

Best toys and gifts for young kids

  • play

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

  • play

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

  • parenting

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!

  • parenting

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

  • fatherhood

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

  • parenting

​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.

Our list of best gifts for kids

Our guide to toys that help young kids learn and grow

  • child development

Check out our interactive guide to inexpensive (or free) toys and gifts that promote learning and language development in babies, toddlers and preschoolers.…

Your Toddler from age 2-3

Your Toddler Ages 2-3

  • child development

Learn about raising a child who is becoming more active, talking and testing limits.

The power of pretend play

The power of pretend play

  • child development

When toddlers engage in pretend play, they are doing much more than just​ having fun. Discover why pretend play is so important.​​​

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