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Playtime for Dryland

“Play is motor poetry.”

-G.S. Hall



The science of play is an enormous yet evolving field. Theories abound why play is important. Though most of the links between play and athletic performance are still theoretical, play is a natural activity in the animal world, from kittens, to monkeys, to humans. Absent the pull of sedentary influences, youthful creatures don’t need to be told when to play or how to play. 



One theory is that exploratory movement aids body mapping via exposure to varied stimuli. Kids become proficient at navigating their environment through a biologically orchestrated experience augmented by individual exploration. Play and movement skill development are also related to speech, vision, social skills, cognition, and emotional health. In fact, many learning disabilities are linked directly to movement abnormalities. 

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