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RX to Parents:

Encourage children to play more..

 UCLA Vital Signs – Winter 2019  Vol. 81

Kids Playing Tug of War

Pediatricians can provide a simple prescription to parents to increase their child’s  social – emotional, cognitive, language and self- regulation skills.. interactive play!

With so much emphasis on how important the early years are to child development, many parents assume that they need to start emphasizing academics really early on.   But in reality, it’s free or guided play that is potentially the most beneficial,” says UCLA pediatrician Carlos F. Lerner, MC.

“For parents to enter their child’s world and directly interact with that child is more valuable than going through flash cards or investing in educational software or TV programs.” Play that entails active engagement can result in joyful discovery.  For much more, please see UCLA Vital Signs.

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