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The Importance of Play
for Growth and Learning

It’s amazing how much play enhances brain development.
Did you know that play can also boost learning, focus, and
academic achievement? Find out more in the research. is a leading resource on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional benefits of play. We have developed quick play ideas and activities to do with children any time, any day.

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Why mix up the way kids play? Find out!

Not sure how to decide what to play next with your kids?
Check out this article, “Balance of Play,” by child development specialist Kathleen Alfano.

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