What Children Learn By Playing


To some, seeing children play, be it alone or in groups, is just that- playing. But as it turns out, there are actually physical, emotional, as well as social benefits that kids get just from playing. Playing is one of, if not the best ways for children to learn all manner of things that they might not figure out from simply talking to parents or loved ones. Play is actually essential to children’s development because it’s able to contribute to children’s well-being in so many different ways. Read along as we distinguish between play’s varied ways to help further development in children.
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Toy Story


Jon Capriola’s creation, Laser Pegs, a toy now sold in 1,100 stores in every state in the U.S. and in several other countries, has been heralded as one of the top new toys in the country this year by ABC News, Long Island Newsday andThe Sacramento Bee. AOL’s ParentDish website says it’s the sixth-best toy for grade school kids, and Woot.com calls it “the world’s coolest nightlight.” All this in the last two months—and Laser Pegs is just getting started.

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The Best Toys For Show And Tell


With back to school looming just around the corner, there’s a lot of pressure on parents as well as kids. Parents are having to start buying supplies for the school year, not to mention clothes, shoes, backpacks and lunchboxes. Kids are probably a mix of nerves and excitement when it comes to starting a new grade and making new friends. Making the right impression is most likely a significant thought in their minds right now. How can you help?
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