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By play we don’t just mean organized team sports. And we definitely
don’t mean sitting in front of a screen playing computer or video games!
Healthy play means making sure your child uses her body and mind in
active, imaginative play — like playing hide-and-seek, riding a bike,
building with blocks or Legos, pretending to be a pirate or princess,
building a fort, playing dress-up — all activities that come naturally
to kids. This kind of play develops a child’s ability to think
creatively, use her imagination, work as a team member, and create and
follow rules. Kids need unstructured time to build, create, and