Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Old-fashioned play builds skills

I learned about a fascinating article on play. Please take the time to look at this. It describes the importance of "self-regulation", how child's play has changed over the years, and how these changes affect our children today.

"Self-regulation is a critical skill for kids. Unfortunately, most kids today spend a lot of time doing three things: watching television, playing video games and taking lessons. None of these activities promote self-regulation". It goes on to provide an analysis of self-regulation and suggestions for promoting it.

Very good stuff!

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