When I was a boy I used to dream about being Evel Knievel. It was not the flashy outfits, it was the sense of being a daredevil and doing what seemed to be the impossible. Sitting comfortably on my red huffy my brothers and I would spend hours building jumps out of old pieces of plywood my father would throw away. Jumping over the curb, over the sandbox or over each other, anything and everything that would satisfy that craving for danger. The events were never, in reality, hazardous. However, they served as a vehicle to let my imagination run wild in dreaming to do the impossible. I did not realize at the time how important this type of play was to my childhood and how fondly I think back to those days. With a “networked” generation becoming reliant on the latest technologies it is more important than ever to allow our children to play, to explore and to imagine. Attached please find another great resource on the power of creativity from pbs.