Childhood is often thought of as synonymous with a time for imagination and play. Make-believe in early childhood has been linked to the development of creativity, critical thinking and even emotional regulation. Play is used in children’s therapy for dealing with childhood issues as far reaching as stress, changing schools, and even death of a loved one. Yet, in an increasingly technological and commercialized era of toys, TV and pre-packaged dress-up, are we squelching imagination? Guests: Susan Linn, author of The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World and Jennifer Adcock, a Kindergarten teacher at Malcolm X Elementary School in Berkeley, CA.
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