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Play Deprivation and its Consequences
Transcript of Play Deprivation and its Consequences
By: Nick Carter
The Importance of Play
90% of murderers didn't get to play much as kids
Schools with recess have smarter kids
Areas without playgrounds have a 29% higher obesity rate
Kids do 25% less free play than in 1970
Kids doing organized activities has doubled
Causes of Play Deprivation
Toddlers play by themselves,
with toys, and with others;
develop senses and motor skills
Preschoolers do unstructured play together; learn social skills
Elementary kids play more structured games; enhance coordination and physical abilities, learn more social skills
Older kids play more structured games and learn about cooperation and competition
Important part of development
Helps with social skills
Helps with creativity
Lets people express themselves
Helps people cope with things
Nowhere to play
Getting less exercise
Kids grow up to be less creative
Can cause learning disabilities
Have poor social skills
More behavioral problems
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