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  • Time to Play

    Education

    Silly_kids_282_

    There are some great articles in latest issue of Greater Good Magazine on the importance of play, with some great advice for parents.

    This quote from David Elkind:

    "Over the last two decades alone, children have lost eight hours of free, unstructured, and spontaneous play a week. More than 30,000 schools in the United States have eliminated recess to make more time for academics. From 1997 to 2003, children's time spent outdoors fell 50 percent, according to a study by Sandra Hofferth at the University of Maryland. ...Decades of research has shown that play is crucial to physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development at all ages. This is especially true of the purest form of play: the unstructured, self-motivated, imaginative, independent kind, where children initiate their own games and even invent their own rules."

  • Tessy--thanks for the link to Greater Good magazine. I'm glad to know that our content is getting out there and am glad to learn about your site. You might also be interested in a article we published in our Winter 2007-08 issue on designing healthy urban neighborhoods, Sane in the City by Christi Chidester & Alex Dixon.

    Let me know if you'd recommend any other connections at UNESCO that would be interested in linking to our free content.

    Best wishes, Tom

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