Thursday, June 04, 2009


The serious need for play

I get all excited any time I see an article regarding the beneficial effects of play. It is critical for young children, but I also think that it gets a little short-changed when it comes to adults, and certainly in the realm of education. Play, in education, is usually reserved for specific activities like recess, or gym, or possibly music or art. Play should be as central a part of the education process as it can possibly be. There are very few ways of learning that can surpass the efficiency and effectiveness of play.