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Why Play is so Important – Benefits for Child Development

They say play is the work of children—and it’s true! Play is how children learn about the world, themselves and each other. It’s as much a part of healthy development as eating vegetables, reading books together and getting a good night’s sleep. Even the United Nations lists play as one of the basic rights of every […]

Developmental Benefits of Pretend Play

It’s always good to Pretend ! There are many benefits of pretend play for children. Children learn about what people do, and how they behave, from stories, television, and real life. They copy these roles in their play. Through pretend play, children explore their feelings and emotions, stretch their imaginations, and act out their understanding […]