Playfulness
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Playfulness
“We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves, more deeply engrossed in anything, than when we are at PLAY.”
― Charles Schaefer
Curated by Dr. Amy Fuller
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Child's Play: How Physical Activity May Impact Kids' Brains

Child's Play: How Physical Activity May Impact Kids' Brains | Playfulness | Scoop.it
Physical activity may kick-start kids' brains and help them stay focused at school. BOKS is a program created by Massachusetts moms to help kids get active.

Via Edge Foundation
Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Free play and physical activity are so important..."exercise improves concentration, decreases impulsivity, improves the ability for the memory system, and raises motivation,”

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How Art Can Be Used To Enhance Your Mind

How Art Can Be Used To Enhance Your Mind | Playfulness | Scoop.it

"Music, dance, painting and other forms of art have shown to have an incredibly significant and positive effect on both children and adults. Art therapy has been used to awaken the senses of underprivileged children through both the viewing and creating of art.Through their artistic endeavors, they subconsciously associate themselves with their past. The memories come more freely since they are not elicited by direct objects, but indirect thought instead. Due to many past experiences many children begin to develop nervousness, anxiety, sleeping excessive or too little, a lack of verbal, social and language skills. Many times depending on the color within a piece, or may be some other quality of the artwork, different emotions can be evoked by the observer unknowingly. Awakening of the senses through experimentation with the different types of art these children experience an untapped emotional world within themselves and with this association with their own inner being, they are able to show increased abilities in their cognitive, motor and social skills." | via Edudemic


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