At Melissa & Doug, we’re on a mission to change the world’s way of thinking about childhood and play. Our go-go-go culture today risks turning childhood into a job. Over-scheduled, over-tested, overprotected, or overdosing on digital diversions—kids are missing the kind of unstructured “free play” that helps them grow up to be confident, creative, and fulfilled. It’s this kind of kid-powered play that fuels the innovators of tomorrow. Check out the benefits of Free Play and read about how…

The Power of Free Play & Why I Believe in It

At Melissa & Doug, we’re on a mission to change the world’s way of thinking about childhood and play. Our go-go-go culture today risks turning childhood into a job. Over-scheduled, over-tested, overprotected, or overdosing on digital diversions—kids are m

"It's Not Just Play" (from MHC Early Childhood Solutions) - this is why early childhood educators do more than just 'play'.

"It's Not Just Play" (from MHC Early Childhood Solutions) - this is why early childhood educators do more than just 'play'. <<< play is the work of children

What Research Tells Us about Academic vs. Play Based Early Childhood Learning | how to choose a preschool | does play matter | types of preschools

Let's end the debate on academics or play in preschool. Here's what research tell us...

What Research Tells Us about Academic vs. Play Based Early Childhood Learning | how to choose a preschool | does play matter | types of preschools

Home-corner poster rules for use as prompts for volunteers and students

Home-corner poster rules - Having a home center enables students to play with each other and enjoy learning so much from one another.

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