The Importance of Children’s Play

Hello!

I’ve got another TED talk to share with you.  I love TED talks.  This one is from Dr Peter Gray, who studies children’s play.

He makes a link between the decline in the amount of time children are allowed free play (in America, which I think may translate also to Australia) and the decline in children’s mental health.  Children learn essential lessons from each other during play – how to negotiate, be empathic, problem solve, be creative and much more.  My child’s off learning some of that stuff right now!

Enjoy.

 

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