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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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The “I’m Bored” Antidote

Posted in General, Jane Kise, Kidtelligent, Web Connections on March 15th, 2013 by kidtelligent@gmail.com – Be the first to comment

Happy friendsIt’s Saturday morning and it’s sleeting outside and the power is out inside. Could your children entertain themselves? I’d suggest not waiting until such a messy weekend to find out! Here are three ways to prepare—and to avoid the “I’m bored” whiners on more normal days as well!!

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