The Importance of Play for Children, from a “Beacon of Hope” Magazine:
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The philosophical foundation for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is that all human development and invention emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play is essential for all child development. The fall issue of one of my favorite resources, Craftsmanship Magazine, includes several important essays on the power of play in children’s development. Craftsmanship Magazine will be featured as a “Beacon of Hope” in the first Living Through Creativity resource guide, being prepared for publication now.
“In the inner city neighborhoods of Providence, Rhode Island, Janice O’Donnell set up playgrounds where kids could build anything they want, and break anything they want. She has been stunned by what…”
The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play for Children!