Thursday, February 21, 2013

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success

Powerful article- Here is a sneak preview of what the article is about.  Please click on the link below to read the entire article and learn what the 7 C's of Resilience are.  I would love to hear any feedback or thoughts you have after reading the article.  Thanks!


"To Ginsburg, a successful child is one who finds something he loves to do, is generous, empathetic and compassionate, committed to repairing the world, shows grit and the ability to collaborate, creativity and can take constructive criticism. These are what will serve young people as they move into the world on their own."

"So many of the things that we care about are completely learned through the creative process,” Ginsberg said at an event hosted by the Bay Area Discovery Museum. When kids are allowed free time to play, they learn how to work in groups, negotiate, share, self-advocate, and make decisions."

"Instead, one of the most important skills a parent can foster in children is resilience, which he says can be fostered through creativity. Ginsburg relies on the “Seven C’s of Resilience” as a road map for helping students to find their inner grit."

"Keeping children on rigid, academically driven schedules denies them the space for some of the real self-learning that will see them through unexpected challenges, the ones that aren’t on the test."

How Free Play Can Define Kids' Success- Complete Article

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