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Child's Play & Creative Toys

Posted by Leslie Young on

Is the play of a child an insignificant, casual activity, an activity to be “grown out of” as soon as possible? What can be seen beyond the superficial in the eager delight or earnest absorption with which some children enter into the simplest of games? If we consider the world of fantasy – so accessible to the young child – silly and impractical and we try to supplant it earlier and earlier with textbooks, instructional videos and complex electronic games, introducing the questioning mind to the sophistication of the “real” world, is this a healthy short-cut? It is apparent that...

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