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Genius of Play (P)

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When children play, they become creators, dreamers, and artists. Sticks become wands, swords, dolls, or snakes. Children move like quick fire from the fantastic to the everyday, when free to express the genius of play.
The Genius of Play addresses what play is, why it matters, and how modern life endangers children's play. Moving, vivid stories reveal the secrets of play.
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Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Hawthorn Press (first published December 1st 2001)
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Veronica
Jul 22, 2016 Veronica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very interesting and well written book on the significance of spontaneous play (not teacher-directed or adult-controlled) in human development and the urgency for today's children to take their time playing freely, if possible far from adult interference and supervision, whenever possible physically and outdoors.

A useful warning against "the current emphasis on formal learning and over-use of mediated experiences - tv, video, computer games- which can deprive children of immediate sensory enco
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