Childs Play Magazine

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A free resource that provides inspiration and information about the importance of play to children's development, learning, and emotional health. We also explore how adults can learn from their children to become more spontaneously playful. So please join some of the world's experts on the benefits of play, as well as parents and educators, as we create the best play environments possible for our children (and ourselves!). And check back regularly, because we're adding new articles all the time.

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Is Role-Play Really Play?: Children need opportunities where play isn’t seen as something that they have to “do” each day. Read more.

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The Past, Present, and Future of the School Playground: School playgrounds present opportunities for learning. Read more.

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The Play Gap: In many inner city neighborhoods, playtime has become a fiction, in spite of its importance for childhood development. Read more.

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Skipping Rope: As parents encourage kids to spend more time playing outside, jumping rope is making a comeback. Read more.

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Attachment Play: Children play and laugh to connect, understand their world, release uncomfortable feelings from their bodies, and heal from stress and trauma. Read more.

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The Benefits of Playing with our Children: The many ways we can connect with our children through play and, in doing so, have fun, heal, and deepen relationships. Read more.

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