• Child development and bonding happens via play. It offers a chance to connect with another child for healthy development. Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth. Playing stimulates the brain through the formation of connections between nerve cells. This process helps for the development of fine and gross motor skills. It allows children to learn to communicate emotions, to think, be creative and solve problems. “When you asked me what I did in school today and I said, ” I just played. please don’t misunderstand me, for you see I’m learning as I play. I’m learning to enjoy and be successful in my work today. I’m a child and my work is play.” Anita Easley, 1974

  • Free play gives children an outlet to express their emotions and feelings and helps them to develop a sense of who they are.

    — Santer and Griffiths, 2007
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