Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Child's Play

Remember our vacation at home week when Iris amused herself with self-directed play? Howard P. Chudacoff would have approved. He wrote a new book, “Children at Play: An American History”; read an interview with Chudacoff in the NYT book section.

The interview is full of quotes from "experts" on child play who agree that children need more unstructured time to exercise their imaginations in imaginative play. There's history in there about Mattel and Disney marketing, too.

Playtime (BMGM)
Why children need to play (CSM)
Children's Play (NYT link expires in 7 days)

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