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Sat Jan 7, 2017, 05:06 PM

W&M professor wants to make the world better through childs play.

'Children need to play and burn off energy. That’s what recess is all about.

But as a College of William & Mary professor knows, children also need active play time every day to foster their creative sides and develop into productive, successful adults.

That’s why she’s concerned about a recent decline in creativity among American children, which can be detrimental to a child’s well-being.

Dr. KH Kim, a professor of educational psychology at William & Mary, first shed light on the subject in 2010 in a study entitled “The Creativity Crisis,” which was featured in Newsweek. Kim found the shift toward standardized testing and an overreliance on technology to be factors in the decrease of children’s creativity, particularly for children in elementary school.'>>>

http://wydaily.com/2017/01/07/wm-professor-wants-to-make-the-world-better-through-childs-play/

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