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Planning Play Activities

Children of different ages have different needs. These needs are based on each child's stage of growth and development. Remember that two children of the same age can be similar in some ways but different in other ways. Try to understand the unique characteristics of each child. This helps children to feel good about themselves. This will also help you plan activities that are developmentally appropriate for each child. Appropriate activities help children learn and are lots of fun.

Activities for: Infants | Toddlers | Preschoolers | School Age | All Ages