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    recession for kids???

    Does recession mean "hard time" or whatever? The dictionary definition displays something not proper for this. It's hard to find a proper one.

    ex)"Play enourages taking reasonable risks." he says " It allows you to be flexible and creative". The search for novelty and the desire for something fresh is a hallmark of the state of play. And of course novelty and freshness are also central to creativity. At the very least then we should equip the next generation for the inevitable recessions of the future by encouraging water fights and inviting imaginary friends to join in."

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    Re: recession for kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    ex)"Play enourages taking reasonable risks." he says " It allows you to be flexible and creative". The search for novelty and the desire for something fresh is a hallmark of the state of play. And of course novelty and freshness are also central to creativity. At the very least then we should equip the next generation for the inevitable recessions of the future by encouraging water fights and inviting imaginary friends to join in."
    It means 'times of economic downturn'. In such times, an ability to be flexible and creative is beneficial.

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    Re: recession for kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It means 'times of economic downturn'. In such times, an ability to be flexible and creative is beneficial.
    Does it only mean "economic downturn" that I'm also familiar with?
    It seems to mean "tough time" or something, and economic downturn doesn't seem to generalize the situation. I don't know, but when they're having a hard time, they would be playing fun things mentioned, so if it's restricted to only economt-related time, it seems kind of restricted.

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    Re: recession for kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it only mean "economic downturn" that I'm also familiar with?
    It seems to mean "tough time" or something, and economic downturn doesn't seem to generalize the situation. I don't know, but when they're having a hard time, they would be playing fun things mentioned, so if it's restricted to only economt-related time, it seems kind of restricted.
    I am not a teacher.

    It does seem to be the way you say, but it is not. I found the blog that your excerpt is from, and the writer meant literally "economic downturn". He was using the incongruity between water fights and macroeconomics to underline his point about the value of play.

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    Re: recession for kids???

    Isn't it that children who have been encouraged to take reasonable risks (water fights) and be creative (imaginary friends) will be better equipped in later life to deal with economic recession when it hits them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolfootluke View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    It does seem to be the way you say, but it is not. I found the blog that your excerpt is from, and the writer meant literally "economic downturn". He was using the incongruity between water fights and macroeconomics to underline his point about the value of play.
    Thank you so much, but could you let me know the blog you found? I mean the blog link.

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    Re: recession for kids???

    There's a blog entry here:
    2010. 7. 26 :: 네이버 블로그
    And it seems to be in quite a few educational sites as a text.

    (I don't know which site Coolfootluke used)

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    Re: recession for kids???

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does it only mean "economic downturn" that I'm also familiar with?...
    Like most words, it can mean many things - in the case of 'recession' it can even have a specific application in astronomy (as you'll see in the second line of this page: Tidal acceleration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia !)

    But, as CFL says, in this context it means 'economic downturn'.

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