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Learning Through Play With Toddlers

August 10, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

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toddlers playing with toy tools and xylophone

 

 

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 supprot your toddler to:

  • Play actively. Toddlers need at least 180 minutes of physical activity at any intensity spread throughout the 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 co-operating and sharing.
  • Play in ways that help him earn about the world around him.
  • Play in ways that foster her creativity and self-expression.

Resources & Links:
HealthLink BC: Your Child and Play, From Birth to Three Years
HealthLink BC: Playground Safety

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