Let the Children Play, It's Good for Them! by  Alison Gropnik, smithsonianmag: Children who were better at pretending could reason better about counterfactuals—they were better at thinking about different possibilities. And thinking about possibilities plays a crucial role in the latest understanding about how children learn.  #Play #Learning #Kids

Let the Children Play, It's Good for Them! by Alison Gropnik, smithsonianmag: Children who were better at pretending could reason better about counterfactuals—they were better at thinking about different possibilities. And thinking about possibilities plays a crucial role in the latest understanding about how children learn. #Play #Learning #Kids

Deion Jefferson, 10, and Samuel Jefferson, 7, take turns climbing and jumping off a stack of old tires at the Berkeley Adventure Playground in California. The playground is a half-acre park with a junkyard feel where kids are encouraged to "play wild."

Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain

Deion Jefferson, 10, and Samuel Jefferson, 7, take turns climbing and jumping off a stack of old tires at the Berkeley Adventure Playground in California. The playground is a half-acre park with a junkyard feel where kids are encouraged to "play wild."

Two girls play with blocks at Bing Nursery School at Stanford University. (Courtesy of Bing Nursery School)

Two girls play with blocks at Bing Nursery School at Stanford University. (Courtesy of Bing Nursery School)

Keep playing! Check out why it's so important for kids - of all ages - to keep playing. #kids #parents #fun #healthy #play

Keep playing! Check out why it's so important for kids - of all ages - to keep playing. #kids #parents #fun #healthy #play

Finding a balance between our professional and personal lives can be hard.

Finding a balance between our professional and personal lives can be hard.

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