Below you will find an overview and resources pertaining to one of nine of the Evolved Nest's Components. Click here to return to the Evolved Nest's Components' Overview page to see the full list and to click on the other eight components' pages.
SELF-DIRECTED SOCIAL PLAY is free social play with multiple-aged playmates.
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Humans are mammals. Young mammals play when they feel safe and well. People who have little self-directed social play experience tend to be more aggressive and have other behavior disorders (e.g., van den Berg et al., 1999), as well as diminished academic achievement (Barros, Silver & Stein, 2009).
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