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Parenting Counts article on the importance of Play

During our first week of toddler class, we are pretty informal, mostly letting the children just explore the new environment in unguided free play. Sometimes parents feel the pressure to be actively “teaching” their children all the time, and may not see the value in free play, thinking of it as “wasted time”.

Here’s a link to one great article which addresses some of the ways that children learn through play: www.parentingcounts.org/professionals/parenting-handouts/information-for-parents-play.pdf

 

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