Kids want to play, but just as importantly, they need to play. It’s good for them, and helps them become well-rounded adults.
As Deborah J. Leong and Elena Bodrova wrote in a Scholastic article on the importance of child’s play:
“There is a growing body of research that shows a link between play and the development of cognitive and social skills that are prerequisites for learning more complex concepts as children get older.”
Here are eight things parents should know about child’s play: