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Six easy ways grandparents and grandchildren can play together

When I was a child, I spent most summers with my grandparents. And those summers were a bright spot in my childhood. What a blessing to experience grandparents who enjoyed spending... — Updated 12/22/2021


Prioritizing Play-Time: How to Keep Play At the Top of Your List

Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once declared, "Play is the work of childhood." Piaget's quote embodies his lifelong work on child development and the importance of childhood... — Updated 11/17/2021 Full story


4 Children's Books for All Ages

One thing I've learned as I grow older is that there's no reason to stop enjoying all my favorite books from childhood. There are many books that transcend age. These books hold a... — Updated 9/29/2021


6 Quick, Easy Ways to Have Fun Today

When's the last time you had fun? Like, felt really good, light and relaxed. Today, we rush to get things done, and we can easily forget about having fun. Experiencing play and... — Updated 8/25/2021


Why play is essential for all ages

Play allows us to explore our creativity, enhance imagination, and deepen the connection we have with one another. In children it's especially vital to physical, cognitive and... — Updated 7/28/2021


Simple ideas to nurture meaningful connections

Play comes in multiple forms, and it all starts with connection. We "play" on social media, for example, by liking and engaging with updates from friends and family. Yet, within... — Updated 6/23/2021


4 simple ways to play every day

How often do you get to experience the joy of play? No matter the age you are right now, creating time for play every day has lasting benefits. Play relieves stress, improves our... — Updated 5/27/2021 Full story


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