Importance of Play
The Benefits of Play
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
The Wisdom of Play
David Elkind, Stuart Brown, Larry Schweinhart, and other early childhood experts record their thoughts on the importance of play. Read how play is a child's way to make sense of their world, and why it is an essential part of emotional and physical well-being.
The Power of Play
What power does play have in the lives of children today? Despite growing mountains of evidence that active, self-directed play is vital to young children's development, a surprising number of parents and other adults question the value of time spent in play. Continue reading