The Importance of Play

Woman kneels down to give a child a yellow toy at daycare

“Why is play so important?” Watch this short video to learn more about why play is crucial to a child’s development.

Early educators know that play is crucial to a child’s development. Children in every culture in the world naturally want to spend time playing! Learn more from Rachel Robertson, Bright Horizons education and development vice president about the importance of play.



Written by: Bright Horizons Education Team

March 1, 2021

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