Parenting & Playtime

Can’t believe it, but it’s true. We are old and our kids see things in the world that we can’t even open up our minds to understand. They are genius in a way that we just can’t be anymore. So I love that this dad has acknowledged this and is doing something about it. He has a different type of toy company in mind… 

I’ve grabbed my favorite excerpt below. Read the whole article here.

Squelching imagination, on the other hand, is bad for everyone, including grownups. In a recent study, Kudrowitz asked adults to come up with alternative uses for a paper clip. Those who took the test with a playful attitude came up with an average of twice as many ideas as those who approached the test like a work task. “When we’re playing, we’re less inhibited in our thinking, and that’s what leads to discovery,” he says.

 

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