The Positives of Toddler Play via

March 19, 2013 | By | Comments (2)
Photograph by Getty Images

Photograph by Getty Images

With spring right around the corner, outside play dates are on the horizon—especially since my toddler is almost always in a better mood when taken outdoors (hmmm…maybe we need to start doing the dinner hour outside as well—why hadn’t I thought of that?)

According to our friends at, playing can significantly contribute to your child’s development. Plus, “Playing is a child’s job,” says Nancy Buck, developmental psychologist with Peaceful Parenting in Denver, Colo. “On every level—physical, emotional, intellectual or social—a child is learning.” To read the full article, click here.

I am glad to read that our outdoor play time has so many benefits, besides the obvious mood-boosting factor.

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  1. Karen John

    The link to the full article doesn’t work

    March 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm
  2. Kristin Appenbrink

    Hi Karen, the link should be working now. Thanks for bringing it to our attention!

    March 19, 2013 at 5:27 pm

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