Stretching potential

Posts tagged ‘creativity’

Tinkering and learning and playing co-exist

My brother was a “tinkerer” as a child, and tinkering as a form of play can have far-reaching benefits.  Check out this article from the Wall Street Journal:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303610504577418230462238156.html …

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“PLAY will be …

“PLAY will be to the 21st century what WORK was to the industrial age – our dominant way of KNOWING, DOING and CREATING VALUE” – Pat Kane (2004)

What an exciting thought!  This quote was posted up on one of the walls at the Century of the Child exhibit at MoMA in NYC, which we were fotunate to visit in August 2012.  All the best designs for children, from toys to furniture were showcased on the top floor.  Play is most definitely the way in which children begin to identify with their world, learn basic and complex concepts and test the laws of their environment.