February 17, 2009

Scientific American publishes amazing article on play

Holy smokes! Scientific American magazine has an absolutely amazing and in-depth article on the importance of play. Their "key concepts" at the beginning of the article are:

  • Childhood play is crucial for social, emotional and cognitive ­development.
  • Imaginative and rambunctious “free play,” as opposed to games or structured activities, is the most essential type.
  • Kids and animals that do not play when they are young may grow into anxious, socially maladjusted adults.

Read it. It's really good. Then tell us what you think!

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