From Fast Company Design Online/December 5th, 2010 - There is a myth, common in American culture, that work and play are entirely separate activities. I believe they are more entwined than ever before. As the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget once said, “Play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” A playful mind thrives on ambiguity, complexity, and improvisation—the very things needed to innovate and come up with creative solutions to the massive global challenges in economics, the environment, education, and more. So, my question is, “Are our children getting the play they need to thrive in the 21st century?” According to reports from sources such as Harvard University, Time magazine, Newsweek, and The Futurist, the answer is… no.
Frog Design shares an article to address this creative conundrum: The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids
Got PLAYtime?! It’s necessary & needed for all of us!