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10 Toys under $10 to Inspire Creativity and Independent Play

As the holidays draw near, you’re likely to find yourself wondering what to buy your littlest learners. You want toys and activities that inspire creativity and independent play, yet most of what’s on the market is flashy, battery-operated, and stimulating in all the wrong ways.

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7 Indoor Activities for High-Energy Kids

Rain rain go away. Come again some other day. Do you find yourself humming this classic tune when the weather isn’t conducive to outdoor play?

Many of us do. That’s totally normal. When you have high-energy kids, outside is the best place to be. However, when you are dealing with scorching hot summer temps, pouring rain, or winter’s wrath, sometimes you need a “plan b” so that your kids aren’t climbing the walls. 

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Why Play is Important for Preschoolers

Play is one of the richest forms of childhood expression. When a young child plays, you can see the wheels turning in his brain. Play is how children process worries and fears, work through challenges, and learn new skills.
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Why Music Therapy is Beneficial for Neurodiverse Children

Kids love music. Adults love music. We all do. It’s soothing and therapeutic. 

If that’s the case, why isn’t it being more widely used to help neurodiverse kids achieve developmental milestones? That answer is, of course, long and drawn out and not the purpose of this article.
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9 Handy Homework Helpers for Hands-on Learners

No one likes homework. After a long day of school, it is the last thing a child wants to do when they get home. 

It’s a hard truth. But, understandable. 

Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be a struggle. There are ways to make it easier and maybe even fun!

So when you have a wiggly, giggly child who has a hard time sitting still and completing their assignments, here are 9 things you can do to help.
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What Autism Parents Wish You Knew

What is autism?

Autism Speaks sums it up so succinctly. 

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.” 

Read more of their explanation here at this link.
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5 Benefits of Outdoor Play for Kids

Ahh the great outdoors. 

Sunshine. Fresh air. What more could a person want?

Nowadays though, you are more likely to find children staring at the TV than playing outside. Why is that?

The answer is not simple. It can be attributed to many things. 
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