How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain

The New York Times | Cassandra Willyard

“To the untrained eye, play can seem aimless, repetitive, wild or foolish. But play can offer a window into the developing mind. Piaget viewed certain kinds of play as milestones, signs that a child had reached a new stage of development. Studies conducted over the past few decades suggest play serves a more crucial role. Play can help kids learn, plan and even persevere in the face of adversity.”

This fun story from The New York Times tells the story of psychologist Jean Piaget and his research into the positive impact that play can have on early childhood development.

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