Play–Necessary for Human Development at All Ages:
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Through the interactions among playing, making, and knowing, all human development and creative innovations emerge. We need play as much at 60 as we do at six. Communities across the world are recognizing this through the development of playgrounds for people of all ages and all physical abilities. Today’s post from the Wall Street Journal shares the story of one adult playground in North Carolina and offers an overview of the growing trend in the US to provide these for seniors. They have long been popular in Europe and Asia.
“At the new playground at the Marion Diehl Senior Center in Charlotte, N.C., a preschooler scampers up a giant rope net under the watchful eye of his mother…”
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