5 Ways to Play...
Bells and whistles and lights, oh my! The more the toy is doing, the less the child is learning.
Children explore the world through play, figuring out how things work and how people think, feel, and act in different situations. Play also provides lots of practice in using language, telling stories, and solving problems.
Toys that spark your little one’s imagination don’t need to cost a lot. In fact, you may already have some of the tried-and-true classics on hand.
Check out our 5 Ways to Play… series for some clever ideas:
- 5 Ways to Play… With a Cardboard Box
- 5 Ways to Play… With Empty Plastic Containers
- 5 Ways to Play… With a Laundry Basket
- 5 Ways to Play… With Sheets
- 5 Ways to Play… With Socks
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This article was featured in Baby Steps, a ZERO TO THREE newsletter for parents and caregivers. Each issue offers science-based information on a topic of interest to parents and caregivers of young children—from sleep to challenging behaviors, and everything in between.
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