10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play (NAEYC)
  1. Children learn through their play.
  2. Play is healthy.
  3. Play reduces stress.
  4. Play is more than meets the eye.
  5. Make time for play.
  6. Play and learning go hand-in-hand.
  7. Play outside.
  8. There’s a lot to learn about play.
  9. Trust your own playful instincts.
  10. Play is a child’s context for learning.

Julie A. Anderson
Early Childhood Education
Minneapolis Public Schools