What if They Spend Their Whole Childhood Playing? | Happiness is here
“I couldn’t homeschool, my kids would just want to play all day!” So what if they did? Really. Think about it. What if they did? What if they were allowed to do what children do best, play? All day. What … Continue reading →
Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have
I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What
The Fewer Toys Children Have, The More They Play - Raised Good
We're lead to be believe that if a little is good, then more is better. But, the irony is when it comes to toys, the fewer kids have the more they play.
Will You Let Your Children Play? - Janet Lansbury
“Letting our children play” sounds easy and so obvious, doesn’t it? We all know play should be encouraged, because it’s essential for healthy development: physical, cognitive, psychological and, most imperatively, the development of extended potty breaks for parents. Yet many of us find it surprisingly difficult to refrain from interrupting or interfering when our children … Continued
Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development
With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.
Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It
Children love risky play that may worry parents. Why has the drive for such play evolved? What happens when children are deprived of such play?
Boredom vs Free Play
"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." ~Dorothy Parker Eight-year-old twins Caleb and Ella used to complain of boredom on a daily basis. "There's nothing to do," they'd whine. "I'm bored!" Their father Mateo didn't remember being bored when he was growing up. Back in the early 90's he rode his…