His parents were tolerant of their making noise and rearranging the furniture. One summer he even dug up the backyard for a minigolf course. The design process was a matter of trial and error: Could he use soda cans to make the holes? What path would the ball take as it hit various obstacles?

Behind these games, he says, was a positive spiral of imagining, making, playing, sharing with others, reflecting and imagining again.

Today Resnick leads a research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab with the delightful name of Lifelong Kindergarten. It’s dedicated to drawing people into that same spiral.

Source: How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Those that grow up playing the coolest games get the coolest jobs!

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