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Gaming in Education

The Importance of Play

“Play is the work of the child.” – Maria Montessori

“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik H. Erikson

Teachers and parents know that play is an important part of childhood, a belief that is supported by Erikson, Piaget, and Vygotsky.  Play ..."helps children to master issues related to affect, cognition, language, and/or social understanding."

Clark, C. D. (2004). Play. In C. Spielberger (Ed.), Encyclopedia of applied psychology. Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier Science & Technology. Retrieved from http://login.cyrano.ucmo.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.credoreference.com/content/entry/estappliedpsyc/play/0

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