Cultivating Children’s Play with Digital Media

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Image courtesy of Ms. Eboni Morris

Image courtesy of Ms. Eboni Morris

In the thoughtful post “Sparking Kids’ Imagination with Digital Toys” on the Toca Boca blog, Jim Gray, Ph.D., describes the importance of physical and imaginative play and that the need for young children to have both kinds of play does not set up an either/or between traditional play patterns and new opportunities for digital play. He also reminds us of the promise of digital media to contribute to face-to-face social play in mediated play and through parasocial relationships. Digital play adds new opportunities when it adds to and enhances traditional play patterns, especially a “fluid mix of experiences.”

Read more about Sparking Kids’ Imagination with Digital Toys from Toca Boca

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