Play is an essential part of your child’s learning, brain development, and overall health. This section discusses the importance of play in helping your child learn to navigate the world around her, and suggests appropriate toys and activities for various ages and stages.

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Your baby learns through active participation. The more she experiences, the more neural connections her brain makes, and the greater her capacity for...


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