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Play is an important part of children's learning and development. Find articles on how to intentionally connect play and learning, ideas to share with families, and the latest research about learning and play.

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November 29, 2016

Play with Free Stuff: No Batteries Required!

There are many, many items you dispose of every day that could be perfect toys for your young child.

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Authored by: Toni Sturdivant
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Playdough Power

Playdough encourages children’s language and literacy, science, and math skills—all at the same time!
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A Family Shadow Walk

Family walks, no matter where, provide wonderful opportunities to explore the mysteries of light and shadows.
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Support Your Child's Learning During the Holidays!

Looking for ways to support your child’s learning during the holiday season? Here are 10 ideas that you can try during your regular activities – cooking, eating, playing, and exploring!
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Young Children
March 1, 2015

Using Blocks to Develop 21st Century Skills

Many early childhood educators are struggling to create a balance between addressing new initiatives and providing children with the active, dynamic, and integrated learning experiences that block play offers.

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Authored by: Karen Wise Lindeman, Elizabeth McKendry Anderson
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