Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Play




The right to play is every child's perogative. Play is a vital and intrinsic part of young children's intellectual, social and emotional development. Yet the powers that be seem to be conspiring to eliminate all freeplay time from a child's day. Structuring every moment of a child's day with one-dimensional rote memorization tasks while neglecting play and those activities which require generation of ideas and use of imagination results in diminished learning. So go play.

15 comments:

michael dailey said...

true comment and great fun illo at the play ground where a kids imagination can soar free as big as the sky, if they wanna

AnastasiaC said...

a fun illo!!! I love your style - lots of texture!

tiffinix said...

Oh what fun lines - I love how they are all sort of shaggy looking. The colors are so wonderful. I adore the little girl in the jungle gym. Amazing as always!!

Mion said...

Sweet illo!

constance said...

love what you've written here. Also like your fun illo.

ArtGhost said...

This is great! I love the simple color palette.

Malin H said...

Yeah! No more color on this one!
/M

georg said...

You're quite right in your comment, so children - play! Your image is a very happy image with lots of fine details. Beautiful!

hobo divine said...

wonderful

scribblesk said...

Thanks so much for all your nice comments. They are much appreciated.

CAS said...

Great blog, great name!

Love it!

carla said...

I love this illustration - it really does say "play." I agree with your post as well. Children are so programmed with activities and school work that they don't often have a chance to simply play and feel free and happy. I think it's so important to allow children to have unfettered free time to simply be themselves and have fun:>

forlackofbetter said...

Thanks for comment about my submission to Illustration Friday. I'm really diggin on the look you've put together for what I'm seeing in your blog, awesome. Allows for alot of play.

cristosova said...

I really like what you say here. Especially now, that I work partially in child´s education. They often have completely designed days. Also the work force demands are becoming more and more challenging, so that parents feel guilty if they don´t do their best to have their child take part in all kinds of extrac curriculum tasks, to prepare them for the future. A child´s life is about the NOW, but they are all trained for the THEN. A lot of pressure is put on them.

Your illustration is sweet! And I especially enjoy the "match" one up there. Very original.

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