Play, in all its rich variety, provide opportunities for children to develop social skills over time. As they interact with adults and other children, they learn and practice how to take turns, share, negotiate, problem-solve and teach and help each other. "Play was made for perfecting social skills, that's why social animals all play" (The Sacred Urge to Play). With meaningful partnerships and guidance from adults, children develop social skills that they would need to form friendships and get along well with others.
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