Play that keeps children's mouths shut but their minds open. Playtime for children should have the opportunity to be quiet — the playtime for which adults are sometimes grateful! Children need quiet time to intently digest the items in their learning environment, like books and puzzles. Quiet play provides children an opportunity to think and reason and can include such activities as: * Beading a necklace * Working on puzzles * Reading or looking at pictures By providing a silent environment, children can focus on their toys and playthings and really get down to the work of being a child. After all, play is the work of children!
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