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How to Nurture Creativity in Our Children (and Ourselves) by Barnet Bain

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Preview: What Your Preschooler Learns by Playing by Dr. Caron Goode

Children learn by playing. Whether it be blocks, puzzles, or the creation of an imaginary world. Fun and games teach. Child development experts have targeted six specific areas that benefit from play. They are— Language development Small muscle development Large muscle development Emotional development Social development Mathematical thinking As your child’s first teacher, it is [...]

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PREVIEW: What Your Preschooler Learns by Playing by Dr. Caron Goode

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PREVIEW: The Critical Role of Imagination in Childhood Development by Dr. Caron Goode

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The Critical Role of Imagination in Childhood Development by Dr. Caron Goode

Imagination is a potent ingredient that we as busy parents often dismiss and brush aside as mere childhood play. But imagination is a critical component to learning—one that serves as the foundation for a host of necessary life skills. Self-dialog is a component of imaginative play that helps children learn to overcome obstacles and master the art of self-regulation. Unstructured imaginative play also serves to round out a child’s whole-person development.

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