Resource Format: Podcast
Studentcentricity

Have Children Lost Their Ability to Play?

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English
Created: undated
Uploaded: 11/14/2017

Education expert Rae Pica notes that teachers often tell her that children don’t know to play anymore. In this 10 minute podcast episode of Studentcentricity, Pica interviews early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige on how to promote unstructured play in early childhood. Pica and Carlsson-Paige discuss the value of play and comment on how societal factors like media and academic pressure in the early years are impeding children’s natural inclinations to play. Carlsson-Paige offers several helpful steps to encourage children to get beyond imitation in their play and also shares suggestions for how teachers can stimulate rich play on the playground and in the classroom.

Studentcentricity with Rae Pica is a radio program on the BAM! Radio Network, the largest all-education talk radio network in the world, offering programs from top education organizations and thought leaders.