What’s New in Kids’ Play?

Bill has a new article published entitled “Five hundred years back and five years forward: games and play at a new crossroads” in the tenth anniversary edition of the Journal of Children and Media.

As the abstract notes, it’s “A personal account of the state of educational play and games from Bill Shribman, a long-time producer of digital educational games.” 

It spans his work from CDROM to the present day, but also looks at how children’s play has not changed as much as some may think, with a comparison of modern games and those depicted in Bruegel’s famous painting of kids at play, painted in 1560.

Children's Games painting by Peter Bruegel
Children’s Games painting by Peter Bruegel