children playingThe article that I picked to do my critique on was “The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds” written by Dr. Kenneth R. Ginsburg and published in the American Academy of Pediatrics.  Dr. Ginsburg wrote about the importance of individual play in the development of a child. The main point of this article was that “play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth” (Ginsburg, 182).

“Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child” (Ginsburg, 182). One of the main points that were made was that children today are living such a busy life that play, an extremely important part of development, is being pushed to the side. The United Nations are so concerned about this that they have issued it a right of all children to have. As I was reading this I found it to be an extremely interesting fact, and I wish that they had gone into more detail about what lead up to the making of this right. The article did a very good job of capturing the readers attention as soon as they started reading, It gave the importance of play, without …