The importance of play: read this article!
Children & Libraries, Spring, 2012
This magazine article discusses the impact of play on a child’s entire scope of development. It stresses why play is essential to a child’s cognitive, social, creative, gross motor and fine motor development.
The authors even talk about research revealing that violent individuals all had play deprivation in their childhoods.
To access the article, please have your library card handy. Follow the link, then enter your library card number. After that the article will display.
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