Why playing matters for kids
The games may have changed over time, but childhood is still all about fun
April 11, 2010
by KATIE ANDERSON
Whether it comes in the form of a game of kickball at recess or make-believe in the backyard at home, play matters. The happy staple of childhood is more than fun, experts say. Play is a crucial part of growing into a healthy adult.
"Children have to communicate effectively with one another in order to play together," explains Jack Cronin, a veteran physical education teacher in District 300.
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