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Errands can equal education. Your everyday outing or errand can be a chance to connect with your child and to encourage her early learning.

At the market: Learn valuable tips to help keep you and your child's trips to the market hassle-free and educational.

At the park: Parks and playgrounds are very active places for children. Discover ways to transform activity into learning.

At the library: Libraries are full of learning, and are wonderful for exploring language and books. Find out some helpful tips for library-going.

These tips were developed for Born Learning by Mind in the Making, a project of the Families and Work Institute and New Screen Concepts.


Quick Tips

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Turn an errand into a fun learning game that helps your child make sense of the surrounding world. If your child likes trucks, look for trucks as you drive and see who can yell "truck" first.


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