play supports socio-cognitive development

imageChildren’s social-emotional development is inextricably linked to their acquisition of cognitive skills. And play is where the cognitive and social-emotional come together. Yes, kids are capable of amazing things—they are, in fact, our littlest innovators—but play, as neuroscientist and anthropologist Melvin Konner wrote in his epic work, “The Evolution of Childhood,” is the primary engine of human development.” Susan Ochshorn

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Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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One Response to play supports socio-cognitive development

  1. bcbonusmom says:

    Reblogged this on A Day In The Life of A BCBonusMom ……….. and commented:
    I look at “play” as being good old indoor/outdoor fun and games with siblings, family or friends. Making blanket & chair forts in the living room or yard…running through the sprinkler….flying kits, playing made up or board games, roller skating in your driveway, patio or street….riding your bike…painting….doing crafts or simply playing with toys. I don’t feel that extra curricular enrolled activity is the same…ie: entering them in swimming, skating, organized sport teams…especially at a young age. I agree that life skills like swimming are important but not as “play”.,. these activities are important but are choices. Play is SO important!!!

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