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David Elkind

The hidden power of play

By David Elkind
October 9, 2006

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AT A TIME of great international turmoil, growing globalization, and exploding technological advances, making time for child play seems an unaffordable luxury. Yet, a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics -- due out today -- makes just the opposite case. It argues for the essential role of play in the healthy mental, physical, and social/emotional development of the child. (Full article: 758 words)

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