Thursday, January 13, 2011

An article worth reading

I "stumbled upon" this article today.   It discusses several important issues effecting the cognitive and emotional development of children; including commercialism, changes in education to minimize play, and hover parenting.  A great read for educators and parents alike. 


"It seems that in the rush to give children every advantage — to protect them, to stimulate them, to enrich them — our culture has unwittingly compromised one of the activities that helped children most [-play]. All that wasted time was not such a waste after all."   

Alix Spiegel, "Old- Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills," NPR, 2008.

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