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The Stages of Play and Friendship

How to teach emotional intelligence How does socialization work in homeschooling? Children play differently according to their brain development. They move from single play (babies play with toys by themselves) to parallel play (toddlers play side by side but don’t … Continue reading

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Baby Playtime: How Much is Enough?

New moms often ask, “How much should I play with baby?”  The simple answer is, “As much as you wish to.”  Babies love faces and the best time to interact with those they love is face-to-face contact times such as … Continue reading

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Screen Free Play Ideas for Children of All Ages

Bored children?  Need some ideas for getting children away from screens?  Here are some tips for all ages: Read about the importance of play for kids of all ages:

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Help! It’s Spring Break! Ideas for Family Fun

I’m Bored! Help!  It’s Spring Break! Spring break is almost upon us and parents are scrambling to figure out how to keep the kids entertained.  First, it’s not your job to “keep them busy.” Let them be bored – it … Continue reading

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