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The importance of play

An article by The Guardian emphasizes the importance of play, especially for children ages 8 and under. Citing information from the Lego Foundation, the article stresses that play-based learning helps to develop creativity, problem-solving and empathy.

According to the article, A Cambridge University project, funded by the Lego foundation, saw children devise, tell and act out stories with Lego before writing them down, with play shown to boost narrative and writing skills, as well as interaction and cooperation. The study will now look into how early play relates to other aspects of young children’s development, explore what happens to the brain during play and conduct a longitudinal study examining what promotes children’s playfulness and how it helps learning and wellbeing.

You can read more of the article here.

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