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  1. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Confession: I hate playing with my kid

    Is it possible to love your child and abhor playtime?
  2. Parenting

    Monster High Inner Monster dolls are cool but amazingly sexist

    When I was little, I would have adored these new Monster High Inner Monster dolls that let you dig into their little plastic body...
  3. K-12

    If you take away recess, don't expect kids to behave at school

    Physical activity isn't just about maintaining a healthy body, it's also about maintaining a healthy mind. Are young kids being...
  4. Tips & Advice

    Why I'd rather explain a doll penis than a doll with no genitals

    An outraged mom recently shared a photo of an anatomically correct baby doll on Facebook. I don't get it. When did it become taboo...
  5. K-12

    Move over Barbie — there's a new role model in the toy box

    Two female engineers are manufacturing dolls based on real-life women that are leaders in chemistry, aviation, coding and more.
  6. Toys and Play

    8 Board games to play with your kindergartner

    Family game night is a lot more fun with these simple, mom-tested board games everyone will love to play again and again.
  7. K-12

    Encouraging your child to play independently

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    When I was young and my imagination was still intact, some my favorite things to do were things that didn’t involve many toys....
  8. School & Education

    Traditional schools are not for my family

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    As soon as my daughter was born, people started asking us where she would go to preschool. "Um, I have no idea. Isn’t it way...
  9. Toddler & Preschoolers

    What is a play-based approach to preschool?

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    In your house, “play” might be loud, messy and chaotic. In a play-based preschool, however, the emphasis is always on learning —...
  10. Tips & Advice

    Remember when kids had time to get bored?

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    Back to school and back to the crazy schedule? Who says you really have to do all the things? Believe it or not, free play,...
  11. Toddler & Preschoolers

    How to encourage imaginary play

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    Imaginative play does wonders for children, and you can do wonders for them by giving them the tools to broaden their imaginary play.
  12. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Play by hand or battery-powered toys? Benefits of both

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    The power of play is no laughing matter — playing games or creating imaginary scenarios actually helps kids develop life skills that...
  13. Family Fun

    Decode your child's play

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    Your child's play is more than just a way to pass the time. Find out more about how play can help develop physical, emotional,...
  14. Toys and Play

    Holiday gifts for kids that inspire the imagination

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    These creative holiday gifts will encourage and inspire your child's imagination and provide endless hours of entertainment.
  15. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Simple ways to find more playtime

    School, homework and chores are important, but don't forget to make time for your kids to enjoy plenty of playtime, too!
  16. Toddler & Preschoolers

    The importance of play

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    Want a smart, creative and healthy child? Playtime activities are vital to mental and physical development, so encourage more play...
  17. Toddler & Preschoolers

    Fun preschool activities that bring TV and books to life

    Does your preschooler like to watch TV? Does she always have her head in a book? Bring those worlds to life!
  18. Tips & Advice

    Breaking kids out of their comfort zone

    Parenting is sometimes a challenging endeavor.
  19. Parenting

    6 Ways to teach during play

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    Children are naturally interested in the world around them. Learn how to encourage their natural curiosity and instill a love of...
  20. Parenting

    How different styles of play encourage child development

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    Child's play is serious business and the way your child plays has a lot to do with his or her development. Make sure to help your...