‘It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them”, said Leo Buscaglia, renowned American motivational speaker. Sad, but so true. The value of playtime is often underrated, seen by some as the mandatory relaxation time, others as a great way to keep children busy, some even see it as wasted time!
This infographic highlights the powerful role of free play in the development of intellectual, social and emotional skills. Here are 34 great reasons for why play most definitely matters!
Infographic by – AAA State of Play