Why Playtime for Kids? An Early Childhood Expert Gives You 5 Reasons Why Play Matters! by Kaila Weingarten

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3 years ago
Why Playtime for Kids? An Early Childhood Expert Gives You 5 Reasons Why Play Matters!

In her article "10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play" on NAEYC’s website, Dr. Laurel Bongiorno, the director of Champlain College’s graduate program in early childhood education, explains that we shouldn't underestimate the value of play. Children learn and develop:

Let your child play each day!

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Bill James
Yes, yes and one hundred times yes. Play is the best way for children to learn in the (Early Childhood) classroom, too IF intentionally supported by at least one qualified and experienced adult. Ideally, this is part of a programme that is child led in nature. Thank you for posting!

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