Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Case for Play

Great article by Tom Bartlett over at The Chronicle of Higher Education.

" supposedly improves working memory and self-regulation; in other words, it makes kids sharper and better-behaved. So, ironically, by shortchanging them on play in favor of academics, we may actually be inhibiting their development. Hirsh-Pasek, a psychology professor at Temple University, considers the move away from play to be a crisis, even comparing it to global warming, in the sense that it may take years for the consequences to be felt."

(Thanks for the link Cathy.)

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