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[xmca] Study: Children play less but with more imagination

Study: Children play less but with more imagination

A recent analysis of 23 years of studies on children's play has found that although children have less time for play today than they did 25 years ago, their play is more imaginative than ever. Highly imaginative children show more creativity and better coping and problem-solving skills than other children, said study co-author Sandra W. Russ. "Children are resilient," Russ said. "It's possible they are playing more than we think they are, that they're squeezing it in somewhere during the day, at night, when they're not being taken to sports or dancing class."

More on the author at http://psychology.case.edu/faculty/russ_sandy.html
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