TITLE

Time Out for Play!

AUTHOR(S)
Strickland, Eric
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Scholastic Parent & Child;Feb/Mar2005, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the inventive ways to make room in one's daily routine for the physical play children need. Play is a cornerstone of development; most of what young children learn they learn through play and playful physical interaction with their various environments and the people in them. Time for play is critical, and children need an adequate amount of play that entails physical activity, which can take many forms. Children may not only miss the opportunity to develop meaningful play, in which themes abound and language supports the elaboration of those themes, but may also miss the opportunity for play that contributes to the development of motor skills and to overall health.
ACCESSION #
15894047

 

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