The Importance of Play | CASA on Global News Morning

Play plays a major role in early childhood development. It can encourage imagination, build relationships and even allow children to work through negative experiences.

Registered Psychologist and Clinical Manager of CASA’s Core Program Caitlin Ebbers joined Global News Morning to chat about the importance of play.

Watch the segment here.

Watch CASA on Global News Morning Edmonton at 7:20 on the first Thursday of every month. Each “Your Mental Health” segment features a specialist from CASA talking about relevant mental health topics to children and families in our community.

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If your child is in crisis, dial the Edmonton distress line at 780-482-4357 for immediate assistance.

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