Are children not playing enough?
This article resonates with me as the increase of learning difficulties is so apparent in the work I do. There are so many reasons for these increases, but this is one of them: the decline of play amongst preschoolers.
Being a mom has also opened my eyes to see the value in play for play's sake (not just for learning), and it makes me question the type of education my child will benefit from most when the time comes for her to go to school. There is more and more about "unschooling" these days and whilst I am not one to advocate one way or the other, there certainly is value in letting children learn through play and play to learn...
I would love to hear your thoughts on the article.