“In play our burdens feel lighter and we are opened to new possibilities. But play goes even deeper – it shapes our brains to make us smarter and more able to adapt to situations. Our success as an innovative culture rests first, on our recognizing the importance of play, then on our allowing play into daily living.
“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” Plato
The National Institute for Play believes that as play is woven into the fabric of social practices, we will dramatically transform our personal health, our relationships, the education we provide our children and the capacity of our corporations to innovate. ” The National Institute for Play
Isn’t it strange there is an “Institute for Play”?!? : )))))
Stuart Brown on how humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.