Role of peers and play

IB Psychology: Role of peers and play

Play is sometimes seen as a "waste of time" in a pre-school program. It is often defined as the time when children are not "learning." But according to developmental psychologists, this perception is wrong.Psychologists believe that play is an important tool for helping young children develop motor skills, a sense of morality and even "theory of mind" - that is, the ability to understand that others have beliefs, desires,...

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