“Chapter 7 The Value of Play” by Jennifer Karshna is CC By 4.0
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“Pretend Play with Big Boxes” is a video by the Illinois Early Learning Project.
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Websites You May Want to Explore Further
Center for Inclusive Child Care (podcasts address play)
Building Babies Brains Through Play: Mini-Parenting Master Class (Center on Developing Child Harvard University)
Dr. Lillian Katz: What Should Children be Learning?
Exploring Playful Learning in Schools Around the World Video (Ben Mardell) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWHSewOTx6Q
Pedagogy of Play (Project Zero/Ben Mardell) http://www.pz.harvard.edu/projects/pedagogy-of-play
10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play
30 Reasons Why Play is Important for Children with Disabilities (Playground Equipment)
Top 5 Benefits of Children Playing Outside (Sanford Health)