Endangered play special problems for development and

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Unformatted text preview: on the screen. Also, parents who work hard to keep these toys from their children's playrooms, find that their presence in the commercial childhood culture is so pervasive that their children are exposed despite their best efforts (Carlsson-Paige & Levin, 1990). ENDANGERED PLAY: SPECIAL PROBLEMS FOR DEVELOPMENT AND BEHAVIOR It is not just harmful lessons about violence that children learn when they lose control of their play (Levin, 1996). There are serious implications for all aspects of their learning and development. First, their cognitive development and acquisition of basic skills can be jeopardized because the very skills they develop through healthy play are important prerequisites for successful mastery of academic content. Second, children's social development can be impaired when they are deprived of meaningful play. In healthy play, children engage in continuous give-and-take interactions where they learn about points of view other than their own, how their behaviors affect others, and how...
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