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Sure, it’s fun. But when you’re a toddler, play is serious business, too. It’s one of the most important ways to learn, develop, discover the world and understand how people and things relate to one another.
As a parent, you can provide a safe environment for play and support your toddler to:
- Play actively. Toddlers need at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day to help build strong bones, muscles, heart, and lungs. Try dancing, jumping, running, rolling, skipping or any other motion your toddler enjoys.
- Play with other children, when possible, to help learn social skills like cooperating and sharing.
- Play in ways that help him learn about the world around him.
- Play in ways that foster her creativity.
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