The the power of play

The Power of Play The article, The Power of Play, presents useful information on the psychological effects of play on human development. David Elkind raises concern that children are playing less these days thereby affecting their development. The rapid disappearance of play among children at homes and schools should not continue. The article articulates ideas about play and development of children clearly. “ Babbling, for example, is a self initiated form of play through which children create sounds they need to learn the language of their parents.”
The article is powerful in its presentation of the powerful role of play in social, academic and emotional learning. It combines the findings of different studies and gives authoritative researched and verifiable data on the value of play. For instance, the findings of the 2007 American Academy of Paediatrics are captured and they encourage play for brain development. Having read this article, I think it is a great thing to encourage parents to allow their children to play for the sake of the many benefits.
KaBOOM: Building Communities, One Playground at a Time
The article provides useful information on the importance of play in building and establishing successful relationships in the community. It also demonstrates the strength of play in increasing confidence and transforming scepticism, thereby enforcing a Can-Do-Attitude among the community members. “ Before KaBOOM, parents were frustrated with the fact that the only way to be involved was to go out to fundraise…” The playground success has created a positive attitude to get things done. Like the former article, The Power of Play, this one presents valuable information on the role of play in the society. Having gone through it, I believe that every person ought to embrace play for the sake of social, emotional and psychological development.
Works Cited
Puntenney, D. KaBOOM!: Building Communities One Playground at a Time. Asset Based Community Development: Northwestern University, 2008