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Washington kindergarten center prioritizes play

Play is important, with research continually finding play-based practices positively impact student learning and development. Child development expert Kathryn Hirsch-Pasek argues children learn best when they are actively engaged socially and mentally and can connect what they learn in a meaningful way to their lives.

Play is an important part of learning how to collaborate and be creative, which are marketable employment skills. Ken Robinson, author of “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education,” notes play is a normal part of children’s development.

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