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The Startling Amount That Children Can Learn From Play

Peter Gray | Posted 11.01.2013 | Home
Peter Gray

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThink of it; none of these characteristics are present in our standard schools. In our standard schools we deprive children of the conditions they need to educate themselves, and then we try to teach them something.

Play: An Unexpected Force in Jumpstarting Our Economic Engine

Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary

Taking creativity seriously, appreciating how it can drive innovation is something to which we all need to give more thought. It's why play, not policy, just might be the long-term solution to igniting a stalled global economy.

Tomboy Mom Wrestles With Roughhousing

Jennifer Dorr | Posted 12.20.2012 | Parents
Jennifer Dorr

It turns out roughhousing is socially, cognitively, and physically essential for children. It incorporates fantasy and physicality, and as play, it helps children acquire cognitive flexibility.

The Child's Right to Play: Let Children Be Animals

Marc Bekoff | Posted 10.13.2011 | Parents
Marc Bekoff

How did it come to be that we don't let children be children? They must be allowed to get dirty and learn to take risks and negotiate social relationships that might be complicated, unexpected, or unpredictable.

The Renaissance Of Play And The Man Behind It

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Play is not an incidental activity: it is seminal in the lives of children and the health of communities. Darell Hammond is a modern-day Johnny Appleseed out to plant the seeds of play within reach of every child in America.

Parenting: The Lost Art Of Play

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Don't forget the main reason children should have plenty of playtime: it's fun! You should do everything you can to allow your children to play with their friends spontaneously and freely as often as possible.