Thursday, March 26, 2015

What is a Play Diet?

As a, ahem, slightly "seasoned" OT I look on "digital play" with alarm, since so many of the students I work with report engaging in digital play after school and on weekends but rarely tell me that they participate in physical, social or creative play when they're at home.  When a student describes going on a hike with their family or making a b-day card for Grandma I want to jump for joy.

This article discusses the importance of balancing play choices and presents different aspects of play in a clear, visual format that is familiar to all of us who are working on balancing our food choices:

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