Is Play The Key To Solving Social, Economic Challenges?


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A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of Hildesheim in Germany learned a "surprisingly high" interconnection between childhood play and social success in adulthood.

The psychologists claimed that "child play is a valuable and flexible learning opportunity," and that play not only improves self-esteem and psychological health, but also enables individuals to roll with the punches when faced with social and economic problems. Play "may very well be the key to prosperity."

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Programs that provide access to a variety of recreational pursuits that meet the athletic and leisure time needs of individuals.

Federal Programs Related to - Leisure & Recreational Activities

Programs that provide opportunities for individuals to learn and practice leisure activities. Backgammon; Board games; Bridge; Cards; Checkers; Chess; Computer Games; Darts; Hayrides; Hearts; Horseshoes; Kite Flying; Mah Jong; Paint Ball; Pinochle; Role-Playing Games; Scrabble; Snooker; Soap Box Derbies; Spades; Table Tennis

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