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Let the Children Play (Some More) - Happy Days Blog - - 0 views

  • Goof-off time shouldn’t be limited to summer vacation: it’s important all year.
  • st American children in the not-so-distant past, “going out to play” was the norm. Today, according to a University of Michigan study,
  • Just an hour a day of vigorous play — running, chasing, games like tag or dodge ball, and even dealing with or avoiding being excluded from these activities — can provide intense skill learning.
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  • Deprive a social mammal like a rat or monkey of its normal rough-and-tumble play and it enters adulthood emotionally fragile, unable to tell friend from foe, poor at handling stress and lacking the skills to mate properly.
  • Play is an active process that reshapes our rigid views of the world.
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