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Learning and Play

In the wild, young animals play to practice and develop skills that will aid them their entire lives. Human children gain many of the same benefits from playing. When children play, they exercise their imagination, problem-solving skills, and many other important mental faculties. Read on to learn more about what types of games and activities could help your child learn to think in new ways.

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    Organized Games

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    The Nature of Children's Play

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    Characteristics of Social Play

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    Importance of Play

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  • 38.

    The Lost Art of Play

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    Supporting Infant and Toddler Mathematics

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    Play: It’s the Way Young Children Learn

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