September 9, 2015 - 9:22am
Image from Washington Post
Over on the Washington Post's website pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom has a blog post that talks about the decline in play time for preschool aged children can be linked to sensory issues. With today's pressure for young children to be groomed for academic success there is often a sharp decline in time to play and therefore a loss in time for kids to develop basic social skills like sharing and taking turns as well as the ability to control their emotions and slew of other issues. To sum up the article children need play time, especially outdoor playtime, in order to build fundamental life skills they will need later in life.
You can read the post here
, it's quite an interesting read and suggests something that probably shouldn't need to be suggested...let young children be kids and play, there's plenty of time for rest later.