Play As If Your Life Depends On It- It Really Does
Play as if your life depends on it!
Will computer games to fix various childhood maladies?
Will computer games to fix various childhood maladies? I don’t think so. It seems to me, and others that all computer games do is teach someone to get better at that computer game. I heard on NPR this morning that somebody somewhere is talking about getting computer games FDA approved to fix myriad childhood maladies.
The work of Dr. John Ratey and his book “Spark” Frank Forencich
These people are obviously not familiar with the work of Dr. John Ratey and his book “Spark”, Frank Forencich and his book “Play As If Your Life Depends On It”. Dr. Joan Vernikos and her book “Sitting Kills – Moving Heals. To have young children sit still for long periods of time approximates torture for them.
We learned to move for hundreds of thousands of years
I know. It is using our bodies in ways that are similar to ways we learned to move for hundreds of thousands of years that is important to our health. We evolved to become expert hunter gatherers – foragers. It is that kind of motor skill training that enriched our ancient ancestors brains and bodies. That is what we need to be doing today. Not sitting looking at a computer screen.
That’s it. I think people pushing these kind of things, this kind of training are hoaxing the world. It has very little to do with enriching the brain and body the way motor skills training does.
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