Family & Lifestyle

Kids Need to Play Outside

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Apr 4, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 33:31

Sandra Russ, Ph.D., from Case Western Reserve University's Department of Psychological Sciences.  She is the author of “Pretend Play in Childhood: Foundation of Adult Creativity.” Have you ever stood in the doorway and just watched your child play out a story? Whether they’re playing with puppets or Barbies or action figures, it can be quite entertaining. But kids don’t just play pretend to keep their mind off of adult things, it is actually a vital part of their development. Watching your kids play can give you a lot of insight into your kid’s mind. Dr. Sandra Russ teaches us the importance of imaginative play and how we can foster it for our children.