Global School Play Day
February 6, 2015
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
New Idea! You might be interested in knowing that we are taking part in the first annual Global School Play Day for students in schools around the world. In his TEDx lecture, Peter Gray clearly argues the case that today's kids do not grow up playing and this has negatively impacted them in many ways. It's time we return the gift of play to this generation.
CALL FOR TOYS: Students are invited to bring anything they wish to play with to school on Friday, February 6. The only restrictions: whatever they bring may NOT require batteries or electricity. Devices stay at home. Ideas that are acceptable include: board games, dolls, Lego, blocks, trucks, cars, racetracks, playing cards, empty cardboard boxes, markers, jigsaw puzzles, blankets (for forts), social games (charades, Pictionary, etc.) Please keep those things that are clearly a “treasure” to you at home, however; they can be difficult to share, and if something were to happen to them, we don’t want students to feel upset.
Different classes will participate for lengths of time that depend on the nature of the students’ ability to manage; we hope to devote the afternoon to this.
To go along with our idea http://edte.ch/blog/2015/02/03/in-a-world-of-their-own-the-features-of-immersive-play/