Well-off children are less well-off than less well-off children

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1009/1224325059044.html


(Thanks to Nicky von Play-Academe for finding this.)

Well-off children play less – study – The Irish Times – Tue, Oct 09, 2012

Maybe they die inside… Maybe they become psychic vampires of over-entitlement, frenziedly searching for a new buzz, never knowing what they are missing…

As I have said before:


Through play we become human….
..

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Well-off children are less well-off than less well-off children

  1. An example: Children from Shadwell on a visit to the Lady Di playground in Kensington. A group of children with their nannies arrived, the nannies in uniform and the children in capes, breeches and floppy berets. After folding their capes correctly, the children were allowed on the playground where they pushed the children from Shadwell out of the way to get to their play. They displayed such hunger and urgency that the children from Shadwell, who could have flattened the breeches wearers, just took it.

    The people who are now at the top of society are the breeches wearers of yesterday.

    • What a splendid example of my very point, Simon! Thank you.

      A question for us: is effective playwork disadvantaging the shadwells in this ‘world in which we live in’?

    • Thank you, Simon – superb example. I wonder if we are disadvantaging the shadwells in this world of 2012 with our effective playwork?

      Note to others – Simon will ‘get mi’, you may need to ask me to explain my question which contains at least 3 interconnected and contradictory sub-questions. I’d be glad to explain.

I love comments, all comments…

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s