* * * * Re-blogging this one to remind all of us parents to make good use of these last days of Summer Vacation to get in some serious play time with our kids. It’s good for them, good for us, and stellar for the parent-child relationship. Have fun! * * * *
Today’s post is just a simple reminder. Play is good for our kids developmentally, cognitively, physically, and emotionally. It helps them grow, and assists them in experimenting with and discovering the nature of reality. It is actually more of a developmental device than anything else — and certainly no waste of time.
A lot of professional caregivers and educators are coming to rely more heavily on play as a method for “teaching”. There are even a number of us who would like to see all early childhood “education” distilled into this one powerful form of biologically-driven child-led learning. And yet, often I see parents benched on the sidelines refusing to join in with the important work the child is doing.
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