• How Children Learn

    Kids learn through play

    How Children Learn Have you ever stopped to think about how a child’s brain works? It may look like your child is just sitting there doing nothing, but in reality, the brain is a hum of activity. Our brains never stop firing, whether the child is awake or asleep.  Children are constantly learning. As science has…

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  • Open-Ended Play: Its Value and Characteristics

    Open-Ended Play: Its Value and Characteristics Open-ended play “Go play!” Have you ever spoken these words to your child? Turns out you’re not being selfish – indeed, by urging your child toward open-ended play, you are looking out for his best interest. According to Jean Piaget, “Play is the work of childhood.”  Swiss scientist and…

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  • Top Outdoor Toys to Encourage Play

      Top Outdoor Toys to Encourage Play The sun is finally shining where I live and I couldn’t be more pumped to share our top outdoor toys to encourage play! Yes, my kids go outside in all types of weather but it’s certainly easier to get them to stay outside without me for extended periods…

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  • Understanding the Importance of Play

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    Understanding the Importance of Play We take for granted the importance of play for our children’s growth and development. Often times parents are so focused on early academics, scheduling play dates, setting up Pinterest worthy crafts, enrolling their kids in organized sports, and entertaining them with flashy “educational” toys. It makes sense that many parents…

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