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The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Posted 5 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education, Nonfiction and Research and Resources | Tagged with benefits of play, brain development, caregivers, child psychology, children, communication skills, creativity, developmental milestones, early childhood development, healthy children, parents, play, play and learn, social emotional development, social skills, social skills, stages of play and types of play

Why does play matter in early childhood development? The power of play is undeniable from brains to social skills, play has enormous benefits for children that last a lifetime.

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National Day of Listening

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, eBooks and Audiobooks, Health and Wellness, History and Politics and Movies and Music | Tagged with active listening, African American Oral History Collection, American culture, anecdotes, children, communication skills, conversation, family, family histories, fatherhood, fathers , friendship, good listener, gratitude, inspirational, interviews, LGBTQ, listening, listening skills, local history, Lucas County, motherhood, mothers, National Day of Listening, NPR, Oral History, personal narratives, relationships, social life and customs, stories, storytelling, Toledo History and Toledo Ohio

The National Day of Listening is an opportunity to sit down to have a face to face conversation - and really listen.

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