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The Benefits of Pretend Play

Posted by Cherry on 6/26/2014
Play is the most natural activity that children engage in when not being fed, clothed or put to sleep. A child that is not allowed to play is deprived of the basic needs of childhood. And while the idea of play that millennials grow up with is centered around digital technology, it is in fact important to bring back the old-fashioned notion of play: that of going outdoors, getting their hands dirty and their knees scraped, interacting with friends face to face or meeting new people and creatures, and using their imagination to act out how they perceive the world or to dress up to be the grown-ups they want to become.