Animals Need To Play Just Like Children Do

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Here's today's feel-good story:

The joys of playtime aren't limited to just human children. Animal offspring need to engage in playtime activities as well.

Different species engage in playtime in different ways, and in some cases, the activities prepare them for adulthood. In others, it's playtime for the sake of playtime.

“Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth,” wrote Kenneth R. Ginsburg in the American Journal of Pediatrics.“Play also offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children.”

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