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Play and Learn

Play is the building block of childhood. Discover how learning through play helps your child's mind develop.

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The Magic of Reading

Reading helps kids build important life skills, inspires imagination, and teaches children about the world. Here's how to make reading fun.

Help Kids Love Reading

Kids love stories. Yet reading doesn't always come easily. Here's how to build a strong reading foundation, even if you're not a reader yourself. 

Create a reader-friendly home

Make reading a daily habit

Help kids enjoy reading

Reading at Every Age

Reading to babies

Toddler reading time

Storytime for preschoolers

Encouraging school-age readers

Stay on Track

Kids engage with books even before they can read. Here's what to know to help kids succeed.

Reading milestones

Books for every age

Screen Time Guidelines

Answers and Advice

It's easy to default to screens when the whole crew is on the road, but old-school games and fun keep kids busy — and keep the peace.  

Find out how

How about asking, "Would you like to hear a story?" Storytelling is easier than you think, and it teaches kids how to put words together to make meaning.

Learn how to do it

Some games might improve kids' hand–eye coordination and problem-solving skills. Others don't have benefits, and may even increase kids' aggresive behavior.

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