The Importance of Play!
Explain & Justify the need:
Annedotally, children seem to spending more and more time on screens. Our reliance on the ubiquitous smartphones and devices is apparently changing our brains and having both positive and negative effects. Increasingly, researchers are finding that there are impacts on the use of screens that may have unintended consequences. For busy and harried parents, what alternatives exist for them to encourage play and encourage their children away from an over-reliance on technology to occupy their children?
Identify & Prioritise the Research:
What screen time is really doing to kid's brains
- What does this article suggest may be the effects of too much screen time?
What is play?
Find images of your favourite toys and games when you were younger. As homework, interview your parents about their favourite toys and memories of playing when they were younger. Record these in your online Design Journal.