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Why Play?

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on June 27th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

boys-fixingWhen did you last play? As Linda Stone pointed out in her blog A More Resilient Species (http://boingboing.net/2013/01/15/a-more-resilient-species.html) , self-directed play (experiential, voluntary and guided by one’s curiosity) is essential for developing resilience, independence and resourcefulness, let alone creativity. She quotes scholar Brian Sutton-Smith, “The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.”

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A Sanity Circle

Posted in Kidtelligent, Web Connections on June 18th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

 

kids-playing-cardsJust a couple of months before our daughters started kindergarten, Kim and I were sipping tea while the children painted with watercolors in the kitchen. Suddenly they appeared, their hands covered with colored soap suds. “The paint spilled and it got foamy,” they declared.

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Schedule and Spontaneity

Posted in Jane Kise, Kidtelligent on June 12th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

girl-fixingThere’s an old song about those “Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” One of our children loved the lazy, hazy part—he enjoyed less scheduling and more opportunity to let the days unfold, depending on which friends called and what the weather called for and what interesting discoveries he made in the woods behind our house.

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