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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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Let's Get Creative! Nonfiction Books for Masters and Enthusiasts Alike

Posted about 1 year ago by Juliette H

Posted in Arts, Crafts and Hobbies, eBooks and Audiobooks, Education and History and Politics | Tagged with Art History, artist biographies, artistic expression, creative ability, creativity, motivation & inspiration and self-improvement

Explore a variety of resources designed to spark artistic inspiration.

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Variety Makes Creativity

Posted over 3 years ago by Angela B

Posted in Children and Parenting and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with artwork, creativity, make u , mobile art labs and painting

At the Kent Branch Library, we do our children's programs a bit different from most other branches. We allow any age 0-18, we do not have registration, and children come in late and leave early. So, when the Make U Mobile Art Labs were offered to Kent, I knew it would be interesting.

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