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Playtime! Why Play Matters

Learn the importance of play and why active play is crucial for your child's development. Find ideas for pretend play and information on how play helps…
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Peek-a-boo is one of the first games baby will learn to play but did you know babies play this game differently depending on their age? #babygames #babyactivities #babydevelopment #babyplay #babysfirstyear #peekaboo
Play involves exploring, being creative, and having fun! Track your child's play development during their first 4+ years of life and see how you can help them through each stage! #babydevelopment #childdevelopment #kidsplay #stagesofplay #playtime #playislearning #playmatters
Babies love blocks! How many ways can your baby play with blocks from 0-12 months old? Watch the full video at Pathways.org to find out! #babyplay #babyplayideas #babyactivities #babytoys #blocks

Play Development

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Play this fine motor activity to help baby develop their hand-eye coordination skills as they learn how to mimic you! Show your baby how to do a simple activity, such as dropping a toy into a bucket. Then encourage them to do it on their own! #babygames #babyactivities #babydevelopment #motorskills #finemotor #motordevelopment #finemotoractivity #babyplay #playideas
How does your 7-9 month old baby communicate with you? At this age, babies can be taught new gestures to express themselves! Try modeling gestures like clapping to show happiness and excitement. #communicationskills #babygestures #babydevelopment #earlycommunication #babyactivities #babylearning #babyplay #babygames
Cleaning up and playing can go hand in hand! Teach your 10-12 month old baby to follow commands and help them work on their fine motor skills by showing them how to put away their toys. #speechandlanguage #cleanup #10monthsold #11monthsold #12monthsold #babyactivities #babygames #finemotoractivities #finemotorskills

Baby Games Videos

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Looking for baby toy gift ideas 🎁 for baby's first birthday or the holidays that are also great for their development? Then keep some of these ideas in mind during your search for the best toys! Learn more about the best toys for baby's 0-12 months at Pathways.org! #toys #babytoys #1yearsold #babytips #toytips #kidsplay #babyplay #kidstoys #babygifts #babydevelopment #toywishlist #babyproducts Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Make playtime (and the holidays) even more fun with toys! Help your child develop important life skills, such as motor, social, and problem-solving skills using Pathways.org's gift guide🎁 to help you find the best toys for toddlers! #toys #toddlers #holidaygifts #holidaytoys #toddlertoys #kidtoys #learningthroughplay #playtime #toddlerplay #toddlergifts #childdevelopment #toddlertips Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation

Baby and Toddler Toys

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No prep needed! Try these 4 easy and fun screen-free family activities with your kids when it's too cold or wet to go outside! Plus, it's great for their development! #kidsactivities #kidsplay #playideas #indoorplay #indoorfun #screenfree #indooractivities
You may know how to bear walk or crab walk but try these 13 animal moves to get creative with the kiddos and help develop their gross motor skills at the same time.

Indoor Play

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From stirring mixing bowls with baby to giving your newborn a massage after a diaper change, try these simple baby activities (birth to 12 months) to help baby reach those important milestones. Find more activities up to 24 months at Pathways.org! #babygames #babyactivities #toddlergames #todderactivities #kidsactivities #newparents #babytips #toddlertips #babymilestones #milestones #babydevelopment #toddler #toddlerdevelopment Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
New parents hear about Tummy Time a lot. But why is it so important? Baby should always be on their back while sleeping, so when baby is awake you want to put them on their tummies so they can build neck, shoulder, and core muscles by looking up. Tummy Time can help prevent flat spots on the head and promote motor and sensory development.

Babies Can Play!

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Try these simple sensory activities that you can easily incorporate into baby's daily routine!

Baby Activities

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Try these developmental activities to help toddlers and kids develop those important executive function skills! Executive function helps kids to develop life skills, such as decision-making, paying attention, organizing information, and more! See full brochure at Pathways.org! #executivefunction #toddlers #kidsactivities #executivefunctionskills #occupationaltherapy #pediatrictherapy #childdevelopment Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Activities for toddlers one of the hardest things to come up with. These are 50 activities that toddlers will love exploring, creating and having fun with!

Toddler Activities

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Try #TummyTime outdoors with bubbles! °ₒ৹๐ This activity helps baby with their visual tracking skills and strengthens their core muscles! #sensory #sensoryskills #tummytime #occupationaltherapy #ot #sensorydevelopment #motorskills #grossmotoractivities #babyactivities #outdooractivities #motoractivities #grossmotorskills #tummytimeactivities #tummytimetips #tummytimeideas #tummytimefun #visualtracking #bubbles #bubbleplay Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Looking for fun family activities for the fall? Screen-free and easy on the budget - you'll love these 10 family fall activities! Give them a try today!

Outdoor Play

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Benefits of water play for kids include working on balance, coordination, and more. Learn how your child could benefit and get water safety tips.
Independent play helps kids learn to develop important skills - creativity, self-regulation, problem-solving, confidence, and much more! Find out how to encourage independent play from an early age at Pathways.org. #independentplay #playtime #kidsplay #playmatters #toddlers #toddlerplay #childdevelopment #toddlerdevelopment #playskills #pretendplay #playislearning Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
You may know how to bear walk or crab walk but try these 13 animal moves to get creative with the kiddos and help develop their gross motor skills at the same time.

Play Matters

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DIY Play Ideas

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Make playtime (and the holidays) even more fun with toys! Help your child develop important life skills, such as motor, social, and problem-solving skills using Pathways.org's gift guide🎁 to help you find the best toys for toddlers! #toys #toddlers #holidaygifts #holidaytoys #toddlertoys #kidtoys #learningthroughplay #playtime #toddlerplay #toddlergifts #childdevelopment #toddlertips Copyright © 2021 Pathways Foundation
Toddler tips! Make quality time to spend with your toddler, even if you have a newborn!
Playdates give your child the opportunity to develop their social and communication skills while making new friends. Before you set one up, try these helpful playdate tips to make these sessions run more smoothly. #baby #toddler #playdate #playdates #playmatters #playislearning #momtips #parentingtips #babyplay #toddlerplay #kidsplay #playtime

Play Tips

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Kids need to play every day. Here are 40 ideas to get your kids’ imaginations going through pretend play.

Pretend Play

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Types of Play

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Preschooler Activities

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Check out these 6 easy and fun toddler activities that encourage independent play. Teach your little one easily to play alone while you're working #toddleractivities #independentplay #easy #fun #3yearold #4yearold  Now is the best time to encourage independent play and learning!  Wondering how to get your toddler to play alone, so you can work?  We found three simple ways that work for us:

Independent Play

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