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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.

    Hospital & medical tools - dramatic play center at Play to Learn Preschool

    Top dolls for girls and boys - because playing with dolls builds empathy and emotional intelligence in kids.

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

    Best Backyard Family Play Ideas - So many great outdoor games and water play ideas, gonna try to do them all this summer! #QuakerUp #spon

    awesome dramatic play areas

    Practice fine motor skills and color recognition with this feather sorting activity for Thanksgiving or any bird theme

    Lego Town (and Containment) by picklebums: What to do with a big box.

    Really well thought out list of resolutions families can make together to start the year off right - we're focusing on #3 this year!

    A couple sponges and a box of chalk are all you need to turn your driveway into a bull’s-eye target game. | 33 Activities Under $10 That Will Keep Your Kids Busy All Summer

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

    Quick and easy ideas for setting up a frog / pond life small world play scene for kids. Great activity for kids to foster creativity, imagination, story telling and fine motor skills.

    Social Skills Resources.

    Family jobs and money jobs both have their place in teaching kids responsibility - get tips on how to use them effectively

    Teeter Popper: The Name Says It All. Pop And Rock While Sitting, Standing, Twisting, Wobbling And More.

    Phone # practice

    I love that this list includes social and motor skills.

    Have you noticed the new crop of toys popping up that aim to foster girls' interest in building and engineering. As a mama of a 2 year old girl I think this is AWESOME.

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