Are your kids playing enough?
Must-read articles about the impact of play on your child's brain.
Games and playing are more than just 'fun' for young kids. They actually help shape and mold the brain and wire it for improved reasoning, creativity, fluid thinking, and more. Instead of worrying whether your kids are playing too much, you should be asking yourself whether they are playing enough.
We have collected some of the most important articles and resources on this topic for you. Please enjoy them and share the message with others.
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EXPERTS ARE CALLING FOR MORE PLAY
New AAP report stresses play for healthy development - American Academy of Pediatrics
Play's unfortunate reputation (1 of 3) - Robert Hess
Play and learning (2 of 3) - Robert Hess
How play broadens and deepens the mind (3 of 3) - Robert Hess
The State of Play - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT (articles):
The impact of games on IQ and reasoning skills - Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
Intense prep for law school admission test alters brain structure - Robert Sanders
THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT (books):
Play=learning - Dorothy Singer, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
The Oxford Handbook of the Development of Play - Anthony D. Pellegrini, Peter E. Nathan
The National Institute for Play (www.nifplay.org)