What does your child truly get out of playtime? A lot.

Playing is fun (of course!) but it has immense practical value, too — in fact, child experts say that engaging in play is vital to a child’s emotional, mental and physical health. Toys, games and activities can help achieve different developmental goals:

  • Jumping rope improves coordination and fitness
  • Painting stimulates creativity
  • Role-playing games cultivate a child’s imagination

Choose an option below to learn more about the power of play, and for suggestions on fun, safe toys, games and activities for children and the whole family.

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