The Importance of Play for Kids During COVID-19

By Dr. Amanda Zelechoski, co-founder of Pandemic Parenting 

The late renowned psychologist, Jean Piaget, and beloved TV host, Mr. Fred Rogers, were big proponents of the idea that “play is the work of childhood.” Sometimes, as parents, we forget that play is not just an activity kids do to pass the time. Play is actually a critical component of a child’s development and is linked to specific aspects of development, including problem-solving, creativity, cognitive skills, socialization, and language.  

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