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The Importance of Play

For too many young people, childhood is a time of crammed schedules and pressures.

In this video, pediatrician and adolescent specialist Ken Ginsburg, MD, FAAP discusses the importance of play in promoting healthy child development. He explains why free play (or downtime) offers protection against stress and gives kids chances to discover their own interests and talents.

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Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, 3rd Edition (Copyright © 2015 Kenneth R. Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, and Martha M. Jablow)
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.
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