We all know that PLAY is a part of our learning until age 6, and rightly so. But why does it suddenly stop at Grade 1?… That’s nonsense. Play is not the opposite of work. It’s the key to reclaiming the true spirit and benefits of education.
For some reason, once we enter elementary school, play is no longer part of our learning. Instead it’s the opposite, it’s a distraction from learning. For the next 12 years at least you are now only allowed to play in between learning. It’s considered frivolous, a break from work, it’s recess. Work is serious and something that should be taken with incredible focus, attention and discipline. Your new game now… is to get good marks, get a scholarship, get into university, get a great job and a happy life. It’s a very clear path to the end goal which is to have a happy, healthy and successful life. That’s pretty much the new game you’ve entered and I’m going to put this idea out there… that school is a poorly designed game.