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Open Learning. Open Learning. Deep Questioning. School is a prison — and damaging our kids. Parents send their children to school with the best of intentions, believing that’s what they need to become productive and happy adults.

School is a prison — and damaging our kids

Many have qualms about how well schools are performing, but the conventional wisdom is that these issues can be resolved with more money, better teachers, more challenging curricula and/or more rigorous tests. But what if the real problem is school itself? The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds. Kenneth R.

The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds

Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, and the Committee on Communications, and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health Abstract Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.