Document Number: 9826All Work and No Play Makes For Troubling Trend in Early Education - This article explores the importance of play in early learning. According to a researcher at the University of Illinois Champagne-Urbana, literacy and learning begin with imaginative play. She also suggests that too much structured learning can actually be counterproductive to a child's cognitive development and that the most important growth stems from problem solving, intellectual inquiry, and the ability to ask questions. (Science Daily, February 2009)...
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