The Veldt

Star Trek ep - Miri - You really must see this episode.
Bonk bonk on the head…

 

http://qz.com/189405/lego-turned-itself-around-by-analyzing-overbearing-parents/

I use the Bradbury story name  somewhat tongue in cheek, but this article is tantalizing (as in: I want to read more). I worry daily about the balance of play (and exploration) in my kids lives.  I use a picture from a Star Trek episode a little less tongue in cheek.

 

The current dilemma I find is that there is SO little in their school lives (though they both go to what I would consider great schools) that free time needs to be scheduled — paradoxically.

I think it extends past the kids, though. We devalue play, active play, to our detriment.

 

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