role of children

What is the role of children in society?

[asked by Darell Hammond – founder of kaboom! – at the lego #ideaconf14 – he said that changes much – he also said – if we want more play to happen – maybe we should design cities differently.. spot on]

other quotes from conf:

“Children manage their own education beautifully before they enter school” – Peter Gray #ideaconf14

What if all the adults in a society have forgotten how to play? #ideaconf14@AdiantaDOTorg#playatwork

cross generational is huge (my interpretation – to make the dance dance)

so what if we are all youth/children.. what if the role of children in society is to keep us all young.. enough.. to be fully alive…




you\th ness


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– child

Biologically, a child (plural: children) is generally a human between the stages of birth and puberty. The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.

Child may also describe a relationship with a parent (such as sons and daughters of any age) or, metaphorically, anauthority figure, or signify group membership in a clan, tribe, or religion; it can also signify being strongly affected by a specific time, place, or circumstance, as in “a child of nature” or “a child of the Sixties”.

There are many social issues that affect children, such as childhood education, bullying, child poverty, dysfunctional families and in developing countries, hunger. Children can be raised by parents, in a foster care or similar supervised arrangement, guardians or partially raised in a day care center.



where do the children play

child in the city ness


why children work