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Play is the greatest research. – Albert Einstein

Most of us reflect back fondly on the ease of childhood, the ease in which we sought amusement. The daily activities of following our imagination outside of the lines, climbing in the tree house to escape to another jungle world, playing catch in the park, testing measurements of ingredients for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.

These types of unstructured playtime are not just memories that reside in our subconscious; they are essential to a child’s social development to understand and grow into our adult years. This is why it is critical to incorporate playtime into the daily life of children, as playtime is often the foundation of learning.

Mastering simple games invokes curiosity to ask questions, and in return seek more answers in a stimulating environment. Games allow for dialogue, discussion and understanding rules. It also allows children to bond with other children and exercise their learning about the people around them

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