Center on the Developing Child; Harvard University
The science of child development points to three core principles that can guide what society needs to do to help children and families thrive. These include:
- Supporting responsive relationships
- Strengthening core life skills
- Reducing sources of stress
Play in early childhood is an effective way of supporting all three of these principles. In this video, learn more about how play can foster children’s resilience to hardship, and how the complex interactions involved when children play help build their brains.