Play Day

I can say, from personal experience, that school is the biggest cause of my stress. Without any means of freeing myself of this pressure, I am incarcerated by the never ending binds of education. Global Play Day was a national movement that sparked revolution in the school community. Teachers and students alike united together in creating a day where play was not only encouraged, but also essential for success. A book by Peter Gray says that kids need to play to thrive. Playing induces the ability to cooperate and experience fear without consequences. If a child is play deprived, he or she doesn’t learn how to respond to social signals – play is nature’s means of providing the chance to acquire skills to make a successful adulthood. Without play, children have a decline in empathy as well as creative thinking. We must stand up against the continuous clamor for more school.

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