What do Children Need? A Good Set of Wooden Blocks (NPR)

ABC blocksThe amount of time that children spend watching TV has grown to an average of four and a half hours a day for preschool children — troubling news for children’s cognitive development, because screen time overstimulates their brains. On the other hand, a recent study found that the simple, age-old game of playing with blocks can improve rates of language development in young children — simply because it promotes interaction between children and caregivers. Read the article.

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