Tuesday, February 7, 2012

All work and no play . . .

Found this article on play. He takes a strong stance ... Don't agree with everything, but it gives a lot too think about!
Best quote: "Society is increasing expectations. Parents need to be the buffer,"

"What is play? Neufeld defines it as "not work." Play is expressive and it’s not "for real." There are no consequences to messing up, and the child is playing for the joy of the activity, not because of an outcome. It’s like playing marbles, Neufeld says. You can play for fun and take your marbles home when you’re done, or you can play for keeps, where the winner takes all. Only playing for fun is really playing."

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