Thursday, 21 January 2010

Learning and play

Play isn't the enemy of learning, it's learning's partner. Play is like fertilizer for brain growth. Sometimes the best way to get the feel of a complicated subject is to just play with it. That's why kids often learn computer systems faster than adults – they aren't afraid to just try stuff out and see what works, whether adults worry they will do something wrong.” p101-2 

Learning and memory also seem to be fixed more strongly and last longer when learned in play.” Details on p 102 

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