Stages of Play Development: What they are and why they matter
Family & Motherhood

Stages of Play Development: What they are and why they matter

In this post: We’ll discuss Mildred Parten’s 6 stages of play development and why they are important when it comes to understanding child development and parenting young children. Mildred Parten Newhall was an American sociologist who was credited as one of the first researchers to investigate play and how it shapes childhood development.  Her research…