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Currently you will find a study on this website that now gives us evidence for something most of us already knew anyway. Playing with your young children will pay off in futureWork at play years. This study focused on toddlers and the same set of children later during their 5th grade school year.  There were a number of interesting findings, but one I want to highlight is the mention of “stimulating activities” with toddlers that were linked to a positive academic achievement later in life. According to this study these activities included:

“encouraging and engaging in pretend play; presenting activities in an organized sequence of steps; elaborating on the pictures, words, and actions in a book or on unique attributes of objects; and relating play activity or book text to the child’s experience…”

So this begs us to ponder: “Is work, play? Or is play, work?”

Your turn!

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