Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

The Positives of Toddler Play

Screen shot 2013-02-28 at 7.45.36 PMPublished February 2013: Mom.Me

The Positives of Toddler Play
Building self-confidence never seemed so fun

Article Excerpt:

It’s no secret that toddlers look forward to playdates, outdoor trips to the park and new toys to fill up the floor of their rooms. Beyond making your child grin from ear to ear, though, the positives of toddler play also contribute significantly to your child’s development. “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.” Continue reading


February 28, 2013 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , | Leave a comment