Play has many ingredients that fuel learning: it is intrinsically motivating, provides novel experiences and opportunities for learning from others, requires active engagement, strengthens social bonds, and helps reduce stress.
When life is busy or chaotic, it can be hard to find the time and space to encourage children’s play, but this is an important aspect of development. In the digital age, there are many educational, computer-based applications designed for children.
However, even the best-designed and most effective apps cannot replace real-life social interactions with their peers. Recent research shows that young children can learn from digital media, such as touch-screen…
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