Child Play; an endangered species.
Is child’s play fast becoming an “endangered species”? Is it facing extinction, if so, why? Reasons might include the greater use of electronic devices and also parents wanting to protect children from strangers, traffic, pollution and bullying. Research also points to a low awareness of the importance of play, more pressure on children to do well in class and more restrictions on play. Children learn through all their senses through taste, touch, vision, hearing and smelling. They will watch those around them and copy language and behaviour. The underlying message is that when children play they also learn.