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Toys play an important part in defining gender roles. To some extent, toys determine which roles and skills children learn.
As a new parent, you've heard conflicting advice about the best toys for your baby. Get the scoop on playing it safe (and fun) with these tips.
Should you let your kid light a fire? Play with knives? Dismantle your appliances? Gever Tulley of the summer program The Tinkering School, says yes.
An article that discusses the social, intellectual, and personality developments that characterize adolescence.
An article that discusses the intellectual, social, and personality developments that characterize middle childhood.
When we think about learning and education, most of us automatically refer back to our own experiences in school. But toddler learning occurs all the time, through everyday activities like imaginative . . .
Children naturally engage in different kinds of play. Read about some of these types of play and examples of each one.
Playing can help children develop social skills, physical strength, language skills, self-esteem, and more.
Provides a time line of early mathematical concepts that develop over the first three years of life.
This article discusses the importance and value of play in facilitating children in their emotional, intellectual, and physical development.
Examines one of the early components of learning social competence: the ability to enter play successfully.  This ability can lead to friendships and
A list of characteristics and examples of healthy children's play.  Ideas are given for ways to provide a rich play environment for young children.
This article outlines the definition and the value of games, the positive effects of organized games on the development of children, the difference between
The article discusses the purposes and importance of play in early childhood.  Play can enhance and support the development of children in various ways.
Read about adaptations and interventions that can be made to help the disabled child experience a broad range of play activities.
Examines how toys should be selected that stimulate the imagination, dramatic play, or creativity of children.  Find toy ideas in various developmental domains.
Play enables children to make sense of their world, allows children to express their thoughts and feelings, and fosters flexible and divergent thinking.
Characteristics of social play are discussed to include variations in the development of social play, sociodramatic play, and play as expression of feelings.
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