Picture of Play Bulletin Play

Winter 2007–The purpose of this Bulletin is to encourage people to think about the powerful role that play has in the life of a child. All too often parents and early childhood professionals worry about children’s readiness for school.Through play children will learn social skills, problem solving techniques, and the basic abilities to do well in school settings. When young children are exposed to positive interactions with adults and to environments that encourage investigation they will acquire necessary pre-academic skills. This is the power of play.


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MidState Early Childhood Direction Center
Syracuse University
370 Huntington Hall
Syracuse NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-4444
Toll Free: 1-800-962-5488
Fax: 315-443-4338
Email: ecdc@syr.edu