***Movement and Play, Essential for Healthy Development***
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One of the most important changes we need to make in schooling is a relatively easy one. Children need physical activity to develop properly; integrating play and more active modes of learning should be a no-brainer in education. Unfortunately, it isn’t. This is an excellent article from The Washington Post. It needs to be read by every school board member and educator in the nation. Our current educational design is actually causing harm to the development of young people.
“A pediatric occupational therapist says the restrictions being put on young children’s play is hurting their growth.”
The Creative Apothecary Recognizes the Importance of and Encourages Play in Education!