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Value of play
Amanda Jacobs

The Value of Play

What is the value of play? Something that most parents can agree on is that young kids love to play. It’s in their nature. They have imaginations bursting at the seams and a wonderful sense of unadulterated fun. A question that many parents wonder however is what, if anything, do kids really learn through play? What is the value of play in early childhood and beyond?

In today’s competitive world, there can be pressure on preschoolers to work hard and play less. Some preschools are choosing to focus on the more traditional academics – basic math skills and letter recognition – over playing. This can result in important developmental skills being overlooked. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Value of play

So, is playing really that important? Is it just for preschoolers or is there a value of play for older kids? Is there such a thing as too little? Well, let’s break it down… Continue reading “The Value of Play On Childhood Development”

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