Why “Old-Fashioned Play” is So Important

The holidays are over.  The tree is down, the menorah is packed away.   The new toys are finally put away, and while trying to find space for the millions of holiday acquisitions,  you may have found yourself ruefully noting that (after an initial flurry of excitement) the kids ignored the battery-powered (annoying and expensive) toys and  had the most fun with the empty boxes.

Here’s a great article about why the best kind of play costs nothing–and just requires healthy amounts of imagination.  Something to keep in mind for next year…

Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills

In case you missed it, not too long ago we looked at some wonderful recent resources on the importance of play.


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