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New Study: Play Can Help Boost Academic Success

A new study just came out of Utah State University saying that play can help improve a child's academic success.  This includes "encouraging and engaging in pretend play; presenting activities in an
organized sequence of steps, elaborating on the pictures, words, and actions in a book or on unique attributes of objects, and relating play activity or book text to the child's experience."  Isn't it encouraging that the library early literacy practices follow this so well.  Read more of the article at Education Week.