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Explore through Movement and Play

WHY?

Movement and play are good for children’s bodies—their coordination, strength, and overall health. They are also ways that children explore and learn about the world. Newborns don’t have much control over their bodies. Each stage of development comes with new opportunities for learning. For example, an infant might explore by touching, grasping, chewing, or crawling. A toddler might explore by walking or climbing.

Young children are like scientists—curious and excited to explore their surroundings. See where your child’s curiosity takes them. The more you pay attention, the more you will learn about the person they are becoming.

Watch the video to see the everyday ways that families from Boston explore through movement and play.

TIPS FOR INFANTS (0-12 MONTHS OLD)

TIPS FOR TODDLERS (12-36 MONTHS OLD)