The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders | Psychology Today

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Play Is Essential for Child Development, A Growing Crisis:

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          There is a growing crisis in our society emerging from the emphasis on academics in early childhood education and kindergarten; play is absolutely essential for the healthy development of children. This article from Psychology Today by Peter Gray only begins to outline the crucial importance of a needed change in direction; it is as important today as it was six years ago when it was first published. Support more opportunities for children to play in your community.

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“There’s a reason kids are more anxious and depressed than ever.”

Source: The Decline of Play and Rise in Children’s Mental Disorders | Psychology Today

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