The Answer Sheet: kids and play


Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2010

Why kids in school need to play

A veteran teacher asks: "Since when did the word "play" become outlawed in kindergarten?" And she explains why play is crucial for kids.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:00 AM ET, 09/10/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  benefits of play, kids and play, play and kindergarten, playtime and schools

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010

Consequences for playing 'Beat the Jew'

What should the consequences be for high school seniors who concoct a game called “Beat the Jew,” advertise it on line, and then play it by dividing kids up into “Nazis,” who chase and try to capture a runner labeled a “Jew"?

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:00 PM ET, 06/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Discipline | Tags:  beat the jew, jews and game, jews and nazis, kids play beat the jew game