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Play is important [Jan. 28th, 2009|02:58 pm]
Bad Ass Dads


Not a lot of traffic around here, but I wanted to share this article.

Turns out free play - that is, pretend play with no rules - is really goddamn important to the social development of children. And it's, like, proven scientifically. Read the article if you've got kids. It's kind of long, but it's very readable, and it's good info.

[User Picture]From: nidea
2009-01-29 01:08 am (UTC)
I found this statistic very telling:

"By age 23, more than one third of kids who had attended instruction-oriented preschools had been arrested for a felony as compared with fewer than one tenth of the kids who had been in play-oriented preschools. And as adults, fewer than 7 percent of the play-oriented preschool attendees had ever been suspended from work, but more than a quarter of the directly instructed kids had."
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