This is another in a series of articles for families from Michigan State University Extension.
Would you like to engage your child in a type of play that supports a broad range of physical development skills, language skills and social skills? Try giving her a chance for rough play.
Sometimes called rough-and-tumble play or horseplay, rough play used to be looked down on as the “bad boy” of play for young children. But, researchers are finding that this type of very physical interaction between children can be very beneficial as well as enjoyable.