Games that Don’t “Waste” Time

Pocket watches

Games that don’t waste time. Well, first off, no game wastes time – play never wastes time. For children, it is a critical mechanism for learning, as The Hechinger Report article Twenty-six studies point to more play for young children suggests. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of The National Institute for Play, confirms the value of…

Read More

Competition ain’t playful

Competition ain’t playful – it can be healthy, if it’s goal-oriented. BUT… don’t confuse competition with play, actively engaging in relaxing, mindless, unstructured, “timeless” and/or energizing pastimes without any purpose other than having fun. Which, by the way, seriously promotes creativity, productivity, and health. Our need for play, our instinct for playfulness, is as fundamental…

Read More