Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Current Investigation Supports the Value of Play: More Benefits to Play Than Drawbacks. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. Play encourages social awareness and cognition, and at the early elementary level, good teachers are able to encourage all aspects of growth and development in students. They use evenness and completeness to encourage in the students whom they are teaching. That is, they teach the students in the classroom to develop socially through sharing, playing and interacting, emotionally by learning to respect everyone equally in role-playing and other exercises, physically by playing active games and getting exercise, and cognitively by learning key assessment requirements. Good teachers also follow a strong student-directed model that promotes development through play and the vital needs for taking a break and going to recess. This process of growth and development is framed by ideals in that it is the goal of the teacher to provide an atmosphere where everyone benefits through education and play is involved in the equation, where the students can learn socially and cognitively in an environment that encourages their curiosity and creativity. For education to really be a two-way street and for growth to occur successfully, the teacher must be secure and relaxed in their environment and be aware of the classroom as a place for social play and inquiry as well as academic learning- they must be able to have some fun and be able to equate education with having fun and making their own choices about including play in the classroom from a point of stimulation and motivation, not a point frustration.