Children who play well with others 'experience better mental health'

The findings, from researchers at the University of Cambridge, provide the first clear evidence that 'peer play ability', the capacity to play well with others, has a protective effect on mental health. Researchers analysed data from almost 1,700 children in Australia, collected when they were aged three and seven. Those with better peer play ability at age three consistently showed fewer signs of poor mental health four years later.

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