Randy and I are attending a 30 hours class right now called Frameworks and I have seen some interesting research on play and a child's developement. I want to share some with you!
Randy and the girls playing beauty shop!
There is overwhelming research that supports the importance of play in young children's overall development. The next few days I will highlight some position statements that noted authorities have made.
The National Academy of Pediatrics recently said:
" Play allows children to use their creativity while developing 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. Play allows children to create and explore a world they can master, conquering their fears while playing adult roles, sometimes in conjunction with other children or adult caregivers."