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Old 12-18-2019, 03:16 AM
 
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We don't consider structured/teacher-designed activities as play...
You are correct. They are absolutely not "play"!

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...and believe kids need to have access to a variety of materials and experiences where they can freely design their own play choices and scenarios.
Correct again. If this important part of development is skipped, it actually hurts academics (and mental health!) later.

Try The Power of Play (by David Elkind, Ph.D.) and check the back for references to studies.

Poke around here as well:
https://letgrow.org/
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