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Episode 148: It's All Fun and Games: On Childhood, Play, and Video Games

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This week are joined by early childhood education specialist Heather Bernt (@ece_nerd) of the Cause An Effect podcast and Lauren Woolbright, Assistant Professor of New Media Studies at Alma College. We had an amazing conversation about the role of play in early childhood and elementary education. We shared a lot about our own experiences as educators and parents, and had a lot of fun while doing it.

What We're Playing:

  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Little Inferno
  • The Flame and the Flood
  • Fallout 4
  • Little Big Planet 3
  • Never Alone
  • Yahtzee with Buddies

What We're Reading:

  • Video Games and Creativity
  • The Geek Feminist
  • Jane Eyre
  • Changing Minds: The Art and Science of Changing Our Own and Other People’s Minds