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Allow for the role of free play in early education

 

Last updated 8/15/2019 at 3:43pm

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While activities benefit children in myriad ways, it's also beneficial to let children be children and to provide ample time for them to engage in free play.

TEMECULA – A glance at a typical family schedule would no doubt reveal that the afternoons are jam-packed and many children – even the youngest among them – have full itineraries of structured after-school activities.

In an effort to raise well-rounded and intelligent children, many parents enroll their youngsters in all sorts of extracurricular activities, including sports leagues, travel teams, enrichment clubs and musical instruction. While these activities benefit children in myriad ways, it's also beneficial to let children be children and to provide ample time for them to engag...



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