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The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

There has been plenty of hand-wringing in recent years about the “overscheduled child.” With after-school hours increasingly dominated by piano lessons, soccer practice, and countless other planned activities, many of us have a nagging sense that kids are missing out on something important if they have no time for unstructured play.

New research from Germany suggests these fears are justified. It finds people who recall having plenty of free time during childhood enjoy high levels of social success as adults.

 

The Value of Unstructured Play Time for Kids – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society.

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