Education reform has caused an erosion of play and physical education from our schools. Research shows that play helps foster social, emotional, and cognitive skills as well as increasing creativity in children. But play isn’t just important for younger students. Giving students of all ages opportunity to learn through unstructured play helps with problem solving, independence and grit!
Today we welcomed creator and director of LiiNK Project at Texas Christian University, Dr. Debbie Rhea and research associate Dave Farbo. LiiNK Project has shown that children who engage in more physical activity and play do better academically than children who are sedentary. For more information about our show head to schooldazed.com.