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Play Time is Vital - Dr. Ernest Dettore

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3/31/08 - Play Time is Vital – a Brand New Show [Listen to Audio]
 
We have another fun and exciting show for you today! Dr. Ernest Dettore, author of “To Play or Not to Play: Is It Really a Question?” once again joins Susan Turben to discuss the need to play! It has become increasingly clear, through research on the brain, that children and all of us need play. Today, children have little time for unstructured play. The precious time they do have is being consumed by academic rigor, busy schedules, television, computers and extracurricular activities. Studies show that unstructured play is healthy, in fact, essential for helping children reach important social, emotional, and cognitive goals in their development. Have fun with Dr. Susan on this week’s “Friend of the Family” – it’s good for you – it’s good for your children!
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