The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Childhood and Play

Childhood and play
Play is freely chosen, intrinsically motivated and personally directed. Playing has been long recognized as a critical aspect of Child development. Some of the earliest studies of play started in the 1890s with G. Stanley Hall, the father of the child study movement that sparked an interest in the developmental, mental and behavioral world of babies and children. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a study in 2006 entitled: "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds". The report states: "free and unstructured play is healthy and - in fact - essential for helping children reach important social, emotional, and cognitive developmental milestones as well as helping them manage stress and become resilient" [Wiki]


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Álvaro said...

Marvellous childhood and great photo!
Greetings from Spain.

Kate said...

Adults would be wise indeed if they paid attention to those comments about play and then apply them to their own lives. Playfulness is important at every stage of life! It's a great photo, Carraol!

I have been vacationing on an island in Wisconsin with a very weak internet signal; therefore, I have not posted and commented as often as I wish, but I'll be back!!

Mo said...

A superb photo

B SQUARED said...

I college, I took a course titled. "The Philosophy of Play." You are so right in the importance of play.

Anonymous said...

Play was how children survived World War II. Even in Ohio it was important.

Unknown said...

Good shot, worth of Bresson.

Jilly said...

Your photography, as always, is stunning. I love the black and white of this photograph with just the touch of colour. Funnily enough if puppies don't get to play, they don't learn how to live and interact properly with other dogs. Doubtless the same for humans.