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The Importance of Putting Play Back Into Childhood

The Importance of Putting Play Back Into Childhood
Did you ever wonder if you should have spent more time checking homework than playing tag or shooting hoops with your kid on the basketball court?

Well, cross that worry off your list. It turns out you gave your child one of the best possible gifts for adulthood: the power of play.

And that’s especially important these days, when kids are glued to their cell phones, kindergarten has replaced play with workbooks and a lot of elementary schools have gone so far as to slash recess.

But the American Academy of Pediatrics has an important message: It’s time to put the play back in childhood.
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  1. I was disappointed I missed the webinar “Making the case for Affirming Voices in Early Childhood Nature-based Initiatives.” You had it listed at 11:30 to 12:3o Central time. I am in the Eastern time zone so it would have been 12:30 to 1:30pm. I was home at 12:25, accessed the webinar and there was a message that I had missed it.

    I hope there is a way to access the webinar after the original showing. I could have used the data for additional information for a natural playground my group is planning.

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