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Cloe Shasha

Associate Programs Producer, TED Content, TED


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What do young people learn from playing?

TEDxYouthDay (www.tedxyouthday.com) is a month away!

More than 105 youth-focused events are happening around the world between November 19th and 21st.

These events will vary widely in size, format, and theme, but they will share a common vision: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, and empowering young leaders.

This year's global theme is "Play, Learn, Build & Share."

While these are all separate ideas, they are also highly interconnected.

What are your thoughts about what young people can learn when they play?


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  • Oct 19 2011: Creativeness, personality traits,social behavior. Give a child some paint and a paint brush to play with, and they just might be the next great artist. Given them the right "things" to play with, and those "things" could become the tools to help in their development of those three common visions.

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