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academic learning and play  
DEFINITION
  • Play has an important place in the classroom and is a critical element of the learning process, particularly for younger children. For preschool-aged children, play is a key learning experience that teaches social skills and self-regulation and fosters cognitive capabilities, such as creativity and working memory. [Source: Encyclopedia of Play in Today's Society; Academic Learning and Play]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/academic_learning_and_play
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