Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why Children Want - and NEED - Risky Play

Peter Gray, Boston College professor and author of Free to Learn (a book that is well worth your time) is out there, day in and day out, lobbying for the freedom to play. To climb trees, leap from great heights, and yes, maybe even get hurt. To introduce you to Peter's work, here's a recent article of his, "Risky Play: Why Children Love It and Need It," a great piece that goes into the evolutionary biology of play and the "emotion regulation theory of play," from Psychology Today. If you like that one, here's an an index of his articles on play.

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