Teaching Kids the Rules of the Game

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2011/05/teaching-kids-the-rules-of-the-game/

Back when Jill Vialet was a kid, she used to play with her neighborhood friends for hours at a time, unsupervised. It seemed unstructured, because no adults had established any parameters. But in fact, all their games had rules.

“We knew how to pick teams, resolve conflicts, there were spoken and unspoken rules,” she says. “There was a real culture of play. There was a real structure but kids owned it.”

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