Self Regulation and Play

“The ability of young children to control their emotional and cognitive impulses, it turns out, is a remarkably strong indicator of both short-term and long-term success, academic and otherwise. In some studies, self-regulation skills have been shown to predict academic achievement more reliably than I.Q. tests…

“…the key to developing self-regulation is play, and lots of it…”

-Paul Tough, 2009

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/magazine/27tools-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

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