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Inspire a Love of Reading

An adventure in early literacy! Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites brings children and adults into the world of seven beloved picture books. From the gardens of The Tale of Peter Rabbit to the urban snowscape of The Snowy Day and the tropical...

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...

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...

Give Your Toddler a Paring Knife? Seriously?

It can sound scary, but there’s an argument for giving young children access to real tools, including kitchen knives. So writes science writer Sujata Gupta for the The Salt, a National Public Radio blog. Gupta quotes  anthropologist David Lancy to support...

Play Boosts Innovation!

Want to know how to raise innovative kids? PLAY! Do you remember transforming into your favorite superhero as a child to save the day or draping blankets across the living room to build forts? Well research links pretend play now to future innovative...

Play and Work are Not Mutually Exclusive

Anyone who wants to get the creative juices flowing at work should quit being so serious all the time. That’s a pro tip from the CEO of Lego, the toy maker that has turned play into a business empire. Jørgen Vig Knudstorp pushes for more playful workplaces...

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