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Why Free Time for Play is So Important for Every Child

Posted On: 4/10/2018 12:03 PM

Kids jumping rope outside"Our children deserve rich, pleasurable, enjoyable and abundant opportunity for play. There is clear research supporting the importance of play during childhood, as different types of play experiences stimulate physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development in children. When children play, they try new things, solve problems, invent, create, test ideas and explore, developing a broader range of skills and understandings.

Children take part in play in different ways as they grow and develop. Sometimes children like to play alone and sometimes they enjoy playing with others. ...As babies, toddlers and young children learn and develop their play with others becomes increasingly intricate and complex."

Read more at   Mothering - August 8, 2016
Photo credit:  River Valley Waldorf School

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