Infographic – Why Play Matters

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The instinct to play is hardwired into the human DNA. When children play they develop connections between the motor, perceptual, cognitive, social, and emotional areas of the brain. Critical thinking, communication, language, and emotional expression are also developed in play through trial and error. Impairments to cognitive, language, emotional, and physical development have all been linked to a deficit in play.

Here are some of the ways you can create the conditions for play and the benefits to a child’s development.

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