This chapter has emphasized the many important benefits of play in the lives of young children. These benefits can only be realized, however, when teachers fully understand the importance of play and carefully prepare the classroom environment with materials and activities that stimulate each child’s playful nature. You will need to begin now to search for quality materials and activities that can be productively used by children in their play.
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