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Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and emotional intelligence.

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The Best Toys for Teaching Toddlers Through Play

Best Toys for Teaching Toddlers Through Play

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Free Doctor Pretend Play Kit Printables

Free Doctor Pretend Play Kit Printables. Repinned by Apraxiakidslearning.

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How to... make Story Cubes (& beautiful memories

Story cubes, easy to make, lots of fun -encourages story telling and imagination.

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70 Dramatic Play Ideas and Why It's so Important for Preschoolers

70 Ideas For Pretend Play. Play-based activities are the best for teaching all kinds of skills...from fine motor to speech and social skills to visual perception and coordination skills

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MPMK Gift Guide: Best in Blocks and Construction Toys

Blocks are the ultimate creativity toy but they're not all created equal - best picks for hours of open-ended play

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Pretend Play

Free printables to set up a pretend play veterinarian's office for kids. {Playdough to Plato}

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MPMK Gift Guide: Top Toys for Building STEM Skills

Best toys for building STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) skills - love the range of ages covered here. This is just one of 10 gift guides and I tell all my friends about them - super detailed and suggested ages too!

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MPMK Gift Guide: Top Toys for Building STEM Skills

Gift guide: Top S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Picks for all ages - engineering

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MPMK Gift Guides 2015: Top Learning Toys for Quiet Time & Independent Play

Top learning toys for quiet time: play alone games - love that my kids are building brainpower with these while I get stuff done or have one one one time with siblings.

Silky soft play dough for kids using 2 ingredients1 cup conditioner (cheaper the better) 2 cups cornflour/cornstarch Glitter (optional)