Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Scientists Talk about Play
Maybe I should be going back to school for that teaching license or Master's degree. Maybe I should be devoting 30 plus hours a week job searching. I have those little guilty twinges, more often than I care to admit.
But the discovery that there is something called the National Institute for Play validates my endeavors. In the article, I read the following phrases as if I were sampling chocolates in Switzerland:
"dangerous, long-term consequences of play deprivation"
"play is as fundamental as sleep and dreams"
"essential time for idle, creative, unstructured free play"
The article in its entirety can be found here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/magazine/17play.htm
Through reading this article I discovered this amazing video of a Polar Bear playing with a Husky. Even Bears like to play dogs!!!!!