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Jesse Ilhardt

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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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How play helps a kid's brain grow | Jesse Ilhardt

TED Talks Education

A little bit of playtime can have big benefits for a child's developing brain, like a superfood -- but adult participation is a crucial ingredient for best results. Early-education leader Jesse Ilhardt makes the case for you to put down the phone, pick up the make-believe tea cup (or that blanket-superhero cape) and take the time to experiment with imagination during kids' most formative learning years.

15 Dec 2022

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How play helps a kid's brain grow | Jesse Ilhardt

TED Talks Daily (SD video)

A little bit of playtime can have big benefits for a child's developing brain, like a superfood -- but adult participation is a crucial ingredient for best results. Early-education leader Jesse Ilhardt makes the case for you to put down the phone, pick up the make-believe tea cup (or that blanket-superhero cape) and take the time to experiment with imagination during kids' most formative learning years.

15 Dec 2022