Monday, October 09, 2006

Kids need playtime

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics proclaims that kids need more time for play. Contrary to all of us with kids who think they can develop uber-smart kids by sending them to music classes, yoga, martial arts, and other "extra-curricular" activities, this report says kids can harness their creativity and learn to learn better by simply playing.

So, next time Johnny comes over to ask Susie if she can come outside to play, tell Susie to put away her trombone and go outside. It's good for her.