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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
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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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
Have Child, Will Get Outside:
Whether you’d like to get outside right now, or are planning for your
next vacation, there is no reason to let having a young child in your
family stop you. Outdoor activities are a fun and inexpensive way to get your kids up
and moving, avoiding the obesity epidemic, and forging life-long habits
and passions. Check out this article to learn more.
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