Just the other day in the SCCS play yard, a group of second-graders constructed a rocket. With a balance beam, some big buckets and orange cones, they’d built themselves a rocket, and took off into a world of possibility. A simple piece of wood transformed into a lever that would control their speed to this otherworld.
On an ordinary day at SCCS, those genius children played. Bringing forth the fullness of their creativity, and developing their imaginations-- these are twenty-first century skills upon which renowned author, Joseph Chilton Pearce says the future of our world depends.
Recess and play are not “dessert.” The time spent playing is equally as important as time spent in academic tasks. In play, children create ideas of their own, learn to cooperate with peers, problem-solve, innovate and heal themselves.
The benefits of play are well researched and documented. Allow your child plenty of time to engage in active fantasy and imaginative free play, and allow yourself to be blown away by the pure acts of genius!