Prescription for Play

If you know me, you know I’m a big proponent for play for children.  Even big children. While I agree with what is being said in the video, we can’t ignore the modern world we live in.

What constitutes play with computers?  Is it video games?  According to Dr. Marilyn Benoit video games aren’t what they mean here.  I’m inclined to agree, the type of play being described is free play.  Free play can be though of as unscripted, no rules or loosely defined rules where children are open to try new personalities, ideas, skills without the fear of evaluation from another.  While most video games tick off some of these, I belief they are in violation of the first, they are not all unscripted.

So, what does this free play with computers look like?  I’ve got a few ideas and I love to keep the suspense so… I’d like to hear from you first.  What does play with computers look like if it isn’t video games?

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