Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stuart Brown on Importance of Play in Adult Life

Call to Action: Play!

Dr. Brown makes the case of lifelong playing. He says that play and neoteny are key to our survival as a species. I just want to note they key patterns of play also found in

Play Patterns
1. attunement
2. body & movement
3. object
4. social
5. imagination & pretend
6. storytelling-narrative
7. transformative-integrative & creative

He also has a book, Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul where he outlines 10 principles of play.

Play Principles:
1. Humor
2. Kinesthetics
3. Exploration
4. Competition
5. Leadership
6. Collecting
7. Art/Creation
8. Story Telling
9. Fantasy play
10. Choices.

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