This holiday season when shopping for toys and gifts, consider open-ended toys like blocks that foster play and spark imagination versus toys that only offer direct play in order to help benefit children's development.
Colleen D. Multari, LMSW
Colleen D. Multari, LMSW, is director of early learning at The Early Years Institute in Plainview, NY. The Early Years Institute educates parents, professionals, and the public about the importance of children's early years on their development, bringing together community leaders to make bold investments in young children to give them the best start in life. Visit them at eyi.org.