Cognitive Behavioral Science behind the Value of Play: Leveraging Everyday Experiences to Promote Play, Learning, and Positive Interactions

Molly A. Schlesinger, Brenna Hassinger-Das, Jennifer M. Zosh, Jeremy Sawyer, Natalie Evans, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

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Abstract

Participating in play affords physical, social, and cognitive benefits. Here, we review the cognitive behavioral science literature highlighting the value of play and describe the different types of play along with the evidence linking play to positive outcomes for children in areas such as social-emotional, cognitive, academic, and social-emotional development. Several case studies demonstrate how educators, caregivers, and community members can integrate low-cost, evidenced-based playful learning interventions into community settings to impact children where they live.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-216
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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