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A Place to Just Play: A New, Vital Role for Public Libraries

A Place to Just Play: A New, Vital Role for Public Libraries (Free Play: free choice, free time, stress free, no expectations, no grades, no instruction. It arises spontaneously …)

A Place to Just Play: A New, Vital Role for Public Libraries, Part 1

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/?p=23528

A Place to Just Play: A New, Vital Role for Public Libraries, Part 2

https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ld/librarydevelopments/?p=23530

“Peter Gray, a psychology professor at Boston College and author of the book, Free to Learn, spoke on the topic of “Play Deficit Disorder: A National Crisis and How to Solve It Locally”. … One way to solve the problem of the “play deficit” locally is… the public library itself.”

“This is Free Play: free choice, free time, stress free, no expectations, no grades, no instruction. It arises spontaneously and when it has run its course, it fades. Its process is discovery, and its only standard of measurement is how much fun it is.

We encourage visitors to:

  • create their own games
  • develop relationships with people of all ages
  • pursue their own interests
  • read just for fun
  • enjoy unstructured time in a non-homework space”

Stephen

 

Posted on: October 2, 2018, 6:15 am Category: Uncategorized