America's obsession with safety has stunted children's development. It has made play so boring that American children spend hours on the sofa with their video games, contributing to the crisis of obesity.
Modern technology reveals that play lights up the brain in such desired areas as clarity and memory. Common sense tells us that if we've been encouraged to play as a child, beginner's mind comes more naturally as an adult.
On Saturday October 3rd, the public in New York City's Central Park will have a chance to enjoy The Ultimate Block Party -- a day of free family fun and the launch of a movement in support of playful learning.