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The Hechinger Report embarked on a reporting project to explore the often-overlooked yet deeply consequential role of play in child development. Although play is natural for children, opportunities to play in a school setting can be minimal and uneven. In this series, we examined the importance of play and highlighted efforts around the country to infuse play into the school day.
Want resilient and well-adjusted kids? Let them play
Research shows play has enormous learning and social benefits across all ages