Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ooooh, murder linked to lack of play?

Now that's an interesting subject link. I mean, I like Miss Marple as much as the next person, but I never saw her coming to her conclusions of who the killer was by finding out who had repressed play during childhood. But back then, it wasn't such a problem, lack of play, I mean.....

Author Stuart Brown, of The National Institute for Play, in California, has collected a lot of solid anecdotal evidence of the value of play, including a pilot study of young murderers throughout the state of Texas. An interview with him is here, Play Author Stuart Brown: Why Playtime Matters to Kids' Health and Brains.

Check out the related news section at the bottom of the interview, some interesting links. Plus, he has a talk on TED.

1 comment:

  1. I'm the first to comment ever??!!
    We need more Kay's studies!!! (I'm sorry, but I had to...)
    This is great stuff, Kay. Valuable and thought provoking. I don't like it!...