Play is critical for healthy social development

Play is critical for healthy social development

A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.Dr. Spock American pediatrician 1903–1998
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.Carl Jung Swiss psychoanalyst 1875–1961
Play allows us to develop alternatives to violence and despair; it helps us learn perseverance and gain optimism.

Stuart Brown MD Contemporary American psychiatrist

Play is critical for healthy social development and emotional maturity. All children and even adults benefit from good old fashioned playground play, pretend play and table play. Today’s technology tools have brought new avenues for learning content and communication but it is not a substitute for play.

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