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Play-based science education raises chil­dren to be act­ive and crit­ical

If science education were more firmly integrated into early education, children from different backgrounds would be even more equal in adopting a scientific way of thinking, which would, in turn, benefit our society. Remember the joy that you felt as … Continue reading

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Electronic Baby Toys Decrease Language Skills in Infants

The reality for many families of young children is that opportunities for direct parent-child play time is limited because of financial, work, and other familial factors. Optimizing the quality of limited parent-child play time is important. Electronic toys for infants … Continue reading

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Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development

In play, children practice many skills that are crucial for healthy development. They practice physical and manual skills, intellectual skills, and social skills. I have written about all of this in previous posts. They also practice emotional skills. In play, … Continue reading

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The Need for “Wild” Play: Let Children Be the Animals They Need to Be

We’re big-brained altricial mammals, born helpless and requiring extensive adult care, who learn a wide variety of skills through different sorts of play. Much of what applies to the social development of nonhuman mammals and other animals also applies to … Continue reading

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