The educational power of play, restraint and perspective

This video with neuroscientist Adele Diamond posted at the Speaking of Faith blog describes how dramatic play builds areas of a child's mind responsible for self control and perspective-taking. As Diamond points out, nourishing these executive functions is also crucial to the development of our creative abilities.

Her full interview with Krista Tippett may be found here.    

SoundSeen: Dramatic Play + the Developing Brain from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo.