Book Reflection/Review: The Power of Play
[Source: Brick by Brick]
David Elkind starts off his book in a very provocative way: “Children’s play–their inborn disposition for curiosity, imagination, and fantasy–is being silenced in the high-tech, commercialized world we have created.”
At the beginning of this book, Elkind shows how unstructured play of childhood has been attacked, belittled, and whittled away by organized sports, spectator activities, and the media. This change in play is not just a notable cultural or societal fact. It has serious consequences for children (and by extension society at large).
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