A great deal of play has been taken out of childhood. Over forty thousand U.S. schools no longer even have recess. But play is actually critical to healthy development, a biological imperative for higher animals. It sharpens and limbers intelligence. It is the only activity that directly prepares people for dealing with life’s unpredictability. Delay play and you delay adulthood.
Quote ID: 01322
Hara Estroff Marano
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