Learning Sciences of Change

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Free Play Is Essential for Normal Emotional Development

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In play, children practice many skills that are crucial for healthy development. They practice physical and manual skills, intellectual skills, and social skills. I have written about all of this in previous posts. They also practice emotional skills. In play, children learn how to regulate their fear and anger and thereby how to maintain emotional control in threatening real-life situations.

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Read also: The Dramatic Rise of Anxiety and Depression in Children and Adolescents

Social Play and the Genesis of Democracy

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Written by learningchange

June 27, 2012 at 1:30 pm

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