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Make Way for Play: Brilliant Benefits of Toys

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ASTRA offers two versions of the Make Way for Play guide, one in English and one in Spanish, to serve your community.

Play is essential. Toys and play are to child development like sun and water are to plants. Play helps kids take root and thrive in their environment. This guide illuminates the hidden benefits of toys and the skills that sprout to help kids grow and develop. 

Sections of this guide shines light on the cornerstones of child development. It explores how toys are perhaps the fastest and certainly the most fun way for a child to reach important milestones through physical, cognitive, communicative, social/emotional and sensory play experiences. So let the sun shine in on every child and help them grow to their fullest potential!

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Make Way for Play: Brilliant Benefits of Toys - English Version
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Open to download resource. This guide explains how toys are teachers and can drive child development. The lessons learned through play affect each and every child in crucial and critical ways.