Young children the world over feel compelled to play, often with a degree of absorption and level of maturity rarely seen in their everyday, nonplay activities…Perhaps this is why eminent child development theorists, including Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky, attached great importance to the role of play in children’s development, and hundreds of studies have established that play—both spontaneous and adult-guided—are vital catalysts for intellectual, linguistic, emotional, social, moral, motor, and creative development.
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Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Golinkoff, Laura Berk, and Dorothy Singer
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