Friday, September 30, 2011
Art, Order, Meaning
There is something so compelling, humorous, and startling about these photos. They make me think about meaning in a new way. Take a looksee.
Posted by Sonia Lyris at 3:32 PM
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I like those pictures. That is much like how I "played" with toys as a child, organizing things by a single attribute. It was enjoyable, even if it was the "wrong" way to play.ReplyDelete
I don't buy that phrase, "the 'wrong' way to play".ReplyDelete
I suspect it is meant "wrong" in terms of "does not help build skills needed for the future". It's claimed that imaginative and imitative play improves social skills and flexibility (tolerance for changes). Teaching kids how to play "correctly" is part of early intervention treatments now.ReplyDelete
I skipped by all that, of course. There was no early intervention when I was a child. I still like things organized neatly and lined up. It's peaceful, that way.
These wacky pedagogical scientists with their cute little theories... in my day we played with ants and sand and crayons and blocks. I only sorted the crayons and blocks. But I did sort them, and it was fun.ReplyDelete