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Learn more about the importance of play and what it looks like in everyday activities


  • Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum (New York Times)
  • Ideas for Games to Play with Young Children (Parent Trust for Washington Children)
  • On the Move: The Power of Movement in Your Child’s First Three Years – English and Spanish available (Zero to Three)
  • Power of Play: Learning Through Play From 0-3 – English and Spanish available (Zero to Three)
  • Playing with Babies (Zero to Three)
  • Make the Most of Playtime (Zero to Three)
  • Tips for Choosing Toys for Toddlers (Zero to Three)
  • Toys that Encourage Creative Play (ParentMap)
  • Games Babies Play (ParentMap)

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Playing is fun! It’s also how your child learns. During play, she’s trying out new skills, using her imagination and creativity and learning about relationships with other people.

She needs lots of opportunities every day to explore and enjoy the world around her. She wants you to join the fun because YOU are her favorite toy.


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