Playtime encourages creative thinking

Creative thinking is one of the most desired skills in the current job markets. Nowadays, companies do not only require analytical thinking and team playing skills but most of all they need innovative individuals who are able to think outside the box. Creativity and learning in children always takes place in break and play time. This is when the brain has time to process knowledge. Children often only get really creative when they are bored. Hence, playtime might be the key to developing adults who are wanted and needed in the future. However, unfortunately playtime has shrunk by 8 hours a week from the 1980s to 2008. Maybe it is time to turn around and acknowledge the importance of free time for children.

source: http://www.startribune.com/why-we-should-encourage-creativity-by-just-letting-kids-play/426021233/

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