Why do children NEED to play? 4 big reasons to support play in preschool.

With rapid shifts in values within our education systems (which often don't align with early childhood research), we are quickly losing sight of the importance and value of play for preschoolers and early elementary aged children.  Many families still value play but for others the worry and concern for future academics has prompted parents to drive preschools to adopt more structured curricula.

Here are some (because there are many) reasons children NEED to play:

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