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Why Play Is Important

“Play is the work of the child” – Maria Montessori

 

 

“Play is crucial for your child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth. It’s your child’s way of learning about his body and the world, and he’ll use all five senses to do it, especially in the first year.” – Baby Center

 

Play isn’t just for fun,  play is how your child learns how to engage with the world.  It teaches them social, emotional and problem solving skills that will be beneficial for the rest of their lives.

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Great Resources:

Why Slowing Down Stimuli to Real Time Helps a Child’s Brain (Feb, 12th, 2015)

Brown, Stuart  & Vaughan, Christopher Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul   (Mar 5, 2009)

University of North Carolina’s Abecedarian Early Child Intervention program

Elkin, David.  Learning Through Play. Community Playthings  May 1, 2009

Gray, Peter   The Play Deficit  Aeon. September 18, 2013

LiteracyTrust.org,  10 Reasons Why Play Is Important, 26 Jul 2010

American Academy of Pediatrics, The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds, Pediatrics Vol. 119 No. 1 January 1, 2007, pp. 182 -191 

 J.P. Isenberg| M. R. Jalongo — Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall, Why is Play Important? Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Creative Development, Apr 30, 2014