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Experts are now acknowledging that the loss of creative childhood play is having some negative consequences.
'Bang, bang! You're dead!' Whether it's fake sword fighting, pretend gunplay, or a superhero scene recreated, parents may cringe at the idea of make-believe violence where kids pretend to kill each other. But there's more to pretend play than meets the eye, which is part of the reason you can't stop kids from doing it. Learn what pretend play means to children, and find out when you should step in.
Playing might seem to have little to do with the academic knowledge that children will need to succeed in kindergarten. So why is it so important in preschool?
Are the books on your bookshelves gathering dust? Between doing chores and running around, it may seem impossible to find time to sit and read a story with your child. Find ways to squeeze in reading with these eight tips.
Pretend play is an essential part of a young child's development. Pick up the props and toys on this list to spark some great pretend play ideas.
For an increasing number of children, play just isn't taking place, and the consequences for child development may be severe.
Tests and homework are generic -- so what does that mean for your kid's individual needs? Give him an educational boost with a personalized education.
Here's a quick review of some of the best rhyming games for toddlers, as well as the important skills your child will learn as she plays.
When it comes to finding the perfect board games for the elementary school crowd, parents can find themselves in quite a pickle.  Here's our top choices!
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!
Does your child love to dance? Does he or she start to move just hearing music? Maybe its time for ballet!
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.
Here's what parents can do with to help their two-year-olds grow, learn, and have fun along the way.
Auditory learners learn best by hearing information and using self-talk, but how do you know if your child is an auditory learner? Education.com has the answer!
Young children develop their brains and bodies through interacting with the world around them. How can parents help their young child learn through play?
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.
With all the consumer hype around the holidays, it's hard to know how to destress the season of giving and getting. Here are ten tips for parents.
Running out of steam on a hot summer's day? Gather your kids or the whole neighborhood and make a backyard circus!
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