Promoting Healthy Development By Playing with Your Children

Imagine if pediatricians could write a prescription to help patients during the first two years of well-child visits that would boost social-emotional, cognitive, language and self-regulation skills. Research shows they can, and the “prescription” to write is simple: “Play with your child every day.”  An updated AAP clinical report outlines how play is a fundamental part of children’s healthy development.  The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children from the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health and the Council on Communications and Media is available at https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2058 and will be published in the September issue of Pediatrics.
 
Please follow the provided link for the remainder of the article  http://www.aappublications.org/news/2018/08/20/play082018

 

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