Dr. Peter Gray did a Ted Talk a few months ago about how over the years, children have lost playtime. While many parents think that it’s better if kids spend less time playing and more time in the classroom, Dr. Gray and others have found that instead of increasing intelligence, by depriving children playtime, there has been an increase in depression, anxiety, and suicide.
He has a lot of information and statistics that you won’t want to miss out on. Check out the video to see his full Ted Talk. What are your thoughts on playtime for children?
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