Think back on childhood memories of summer playtime, adventure, leisure time to discover hobbies, and spending time with friends. Not only are these memories priceless, but the times we spent playing during the summer were actually fundamental to every aspect of developing into who we are today.

Child development happens in moments of freedom — free play, free choice, and free time. AAA State of Play has gathered quotes and research on the benefits of summer play to encourage parents, communities, and educators to provide more opportunities for self-guided summers.

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27 Reasons Why Freedom and Play Are Important During the Summer

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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