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Why Humans Play

Play instructs and enables the inertia of humanity, while all at once embodying life itself. It is how we live and what we live for.

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Parent-Child Playdates

The hours and minutes of a day can easily escape you when caring for young children.  By the time bedtime arrives, you may realize that you have spent the day caring for your children without spending quality time with them.   Whether you work or stay home, the day is full of…

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Play & Learning Battle of the Sexes

When it comes to boys verses girls, is there a real difference in how they play and learn?  Does the stereotype that boys like to play rough and be tough and that girls like dolls and malls have scientific backing?  Time for play and learning battle of the sexes! Biological Differences Without…

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Art Centers: Organize and Display Supplies

Do your children ever beg you to let them paint, cut, use markers or chalk?  My children do and sometimes (much of the time!), I have to turn them down for one simple reason– not enough time in the day!  There just isn’t time to help my children find the…

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Organic Play

What does it mean to parent in the 21st century?  I have recently come across a number of studies and articles aiming to answer this question.  Parenting has changed dramatically over the past 30 years.  Many people lament the changes in parenting (think idyllic streets filled with children playing ball, mothers inside enjoying…

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Activity Centers: Seeing play at home from a new perspective

Home is your child’s first and most important classroom and you, Mom and Dad, are your child’s first and most important teacher.  Children learn throughout every moment of the day, not just at school.  While home should be a place of comfort and rest (not flash cards and other drills),…

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Rough-and-Tumble Play

Children love to jump, bounce, hit, roll, fly, climb, kick and wrestle.  There are many developmental explanations for why children enjoy these types of rough-and-tumble play.  In fact, scientists tell us rough play is crucial for healthy development.  The unfortunate truth for children is that many of the adults in…

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Rethinking the Playroom

The reality of a room filled with toys and boisterous children can be more headache than harmony.
This article will debunk the myth of the catalog-styled playroom and will offer a less expensive and more developmentally appropriate approach to play at home.

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Toy Display: containers, containers!

A toy is only useful inasmuch as much as a child is willing to play with it.  Professionals who design store layouts and displays study adult psychology and apply their research  to make and display their products in an enticing manner.  In fact, these professionals believe that if a customer merely touches…

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Art Display

Art for children is serious work.  Just as you may take great pride in a well thought out email or a presentation at work, a child takes great pride in the thought and execution of their art work and will beam when you display their masterpieces.  Modern refrigerator panels are often not magnetized;…

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