Citing recent reports and other sources, EdSource’s Karen D’Souza writes about how “the time on the playground pays off in the classroom” for younger children.

“Beyond the realm of mere enjoyment, play can function as what experts call ‘a laboratory of the possible,’ where creativity blossoms and critical thinking is born,” writes D’Souza. “Building a fort or engaging in a game of make-believe can be a springboard to learning.”

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