All of the up-to- date neuroscience shows the importance of connection, rhythm and movement. Kids love rituals and routines. Set aside special time for game night, play time, or books. Kids LOVE getting your undivided attention and choosing activities. You’ll be amazed at how something so small can go so far. Toys, books, and games bring our children’s brains what they need and promote true growth, resilience and happiness—connection! A few of our favorites are listed below, but get an extended list of awesome non-tech toys here. Most of these amazing toys can be found locally at the The Learning Tree and Little House.

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