Category: The Power of Play

Fostering Empathy in Your Children

Fostering Empathy in Your Children

Imagine you’re walking down the sidewalk and your daughter pauses to examine a bird that hit the window. Naturally curious, your child crouches down to get a better look and then pops up and says, “Daddy! We have to rescue it! Let’s take it...
Parents Agree: Let’s Make More Time for Play

Parents Agree: Let’s Make More Time for Play

Does your family have a hectic schedule? Do you wish you could find more time for your children to run around and play? Does it seem like you played more when you were a kid? If you answer “Yes” to any of those questions, you’ve got a lot of company. Minnesota...
Finnish Students:  Happiest, High Scorers who Play!

Finnish Students: Happiest, High Scorers who Play!

After consistently scoring high on international education tests, all eyes have been on Finland. But that’s not the only thing they have been scoring high on. Finland has a high overall happiness rating amongst its students, and they also provide ample time for play....
What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

Ever feel in your gut that we’re putting kids under too much pressure these days? Hurry up or we’ll be late. Did you practice today? Where’s that assignment you’re supposed to turn in? Pay attention or you’ll never learn. Not now. At...

Play Creates Learning Moments

Everyone enjoys a dose of fun, but did you know that kids tend to absorb information, both simple and complex, easier when they are engaged in some form of play. When they play it’s fun, but it’s also a key opportunity for learning.  Studies show that while play can...

Giving Life to Action Figures

Whether it’s giving life to action figures and stuffed animals or by simply “playing house,” pretend play allows your child to think creatively and use their imagination. Pretend play promotes development of the whole self cognitively, socially, and emotionally. In...

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