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The Importance of Play

Monday, March 9, 2009
The Importance of Play

"Red rover, red rover, send the office memo right over." Wait a minute. You haven’t heard that in your office lately? Then perhaps you're not playing enough. You wouldn't be alone; play is on the decline in homes, offices, and even schools around the world. Despite such trends, studies scattered across many scientific disciplines, including education, psychology, and evolutionary biology, uphold the importance of play at all stages of our human lives. Dr. Stuart Brown has made play his purpose and we will speak with him Monday about why and how to get the most out of our play.

Listen to the Show Related Links: The National Institute for Play The Serious Need for Play Old-Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills Taking Play Seriously