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“Children more than ever, need opportunities to be in their bodies in the world – jumping rope, bicycling, stream hopping, and fort building. It’s this engagement between limbs of the body and bones of the earth where true balance and centeredness emerge.” ~David Sobel, Childhood and Nature

Welcome to Child's Play Magazine

Child's Play Magazine provides inspiration and research-based information about the importance of play to children's development, learning, and emotional health, as well as reviews of and reflections on games and toys, books and films about play. We also explore how adults can learn from their children to become more spontaneously playful. So please join some of the world's experts on the benefits of play, as well as parents and educators, as we create the best play environments possible for our children (and ourselves!). We think you'll be inspired to play, create, and have fun. . . .

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Organized Sport Aren't Play: Sports, like any other game, used to belong entirely to kids. Just a few generations ago, there weren’t many organized sports programs, especially for kids younger than teens. Kids loved sports with just as much fervor as they do today, but to engage in them they simply went outside, found a few other kids, and played. Here is the problem with that. Read more.

Choosing Toys for Babies
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Choosing Toys for Babies: You may not be sure what kind of toys, or how many, your baby should have. It’s likely that you hear conflicting advice that runs from one extreme to another! It’s either: “Don’t give your baby toys; he’ll be spoiled,” to “Give your baby lots of toys; they develop her brain.” So…which is it? This article provides you with some helpful tips. Read more.


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