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Experts are now acknowledging that the loss of creative childhood play is having some negative consequences.
Learn how easy it can be to let your kid have all the fun and educational value of writing and performing plays.
A child's artistic development follows a common pattern from ages two to twelve. Learning what's key to each stage will help you figure out what to keep.
Many parents see art as secondary to academics.  Art cultivates imagination and creativity, but it also hones critical-thinking and problem-solving.
Is inventiveness inborn, or the result of a particular kind of parenting? How kids play determines the way they think. Expert advice on cultivating creativity.
Planning a pirate party for your kid's birthday? From invitations in a bottle, to homemade telescopes, grub, and plenty of treasure, here are great party ideas.
The British Government wants every child to participate in five hours of sport every week. Would a push like this work in the United States and should it?
In an age where preschool admission is competitive and eighth graders worry about padding their college resumes, creativity tends to get short shrift.
Arts education: what it teaches and why it's important. Parenting advice on making arts a part of school and why you should care.
Whether your kid's an outdoors enthusiast or a couch potato, there's plenty of fun to be had at home. So come on in--the weather's fine inside!
Here are our picks of the best toys, books, gadgets, and other goodies to bring learning to life.
The last thing parents want around the house is another plastic toy that gets thrown aside after a few uses.  Why not give a gift that stands out?
During play, children increase their social competence and emotional maturity. This article outlines other chief reasons why play is so vital for kids.
Art is important in all areas of an early learning program. Read on to learn how art can enhance young children's understanding of math, science and language.
Do-it-yourself Easter decorations worthy of a spot at the Smithsonian!
Examines how toys should be selected that stimulate the imagination, dramatic play, or creativity of children.  Find toy ideas in various developmental domains.
Research indicates that early association with classical music can increase children’s enjoyment of music as an art form!
If you've ever been stumped as to why your child's ditched his pricey new toy for the box it came in, you're not alone. Avoid spending a fortune and keep your kid's interest with these great toys for every age.
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