Skip to main content

Early Childhood expert discusses roughhousing and children’s development in Huffington Post article

Early Childhood Studies Program Head Dr. Nikki Martyn was featured in a recent Huffington Post article on wrestler dads and rough-and-tumble play (RTP) with children.  Dr. Martyn highlights that horseplay is great for a child’s development as it helps build emotional intelligence, teaches boundaries, and simulates the brain’s capacity to remember and learn. Read the full article here.