Participating in play affords physical, social, and cognitive benefits. Here, we review the cognitive behavioral science literature highlighting the value of play and describe the different types of play along with the evidence linking play to positive outcomes for children in areas such as social-emotional, cognitive, academic, and social-emotional development. Several case studies demonstrate how educators, caregivers, and community members can integrate low-cost, evidenced-based playful learning interventions into community settings to impact children where they live.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy|
|State||Published - Apr 2 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health