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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
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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