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Stages of Play

  • Stages of Play

    Children go through distinct stages of play as they grow. Each stage is critically important to the development of the next.

  • Infant Play

    Hang brightly colored objects near your newborn. Sing and talk to your baby. Rock your baby, and take him or her for walks.

  • Toddler Play

    Ideas for toddler toys: a rocking horse, a shovel and a bucket, and toys that can be pushed or pulled.

  • Preschool Play

    A preschooler needs space in which to run and explore. Take him or her on trips to the playground, park, or beach. Encourage him or her to play with other children.