Play

Play

How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Book - 2009
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Stuart Brown, a physician, psychiatrist and clinical researcher, has made a career of studying the effects of play on people and animals. His conclusion is that play is no less important than oxygen - it's a powerful force in nature that helps determine the likelihood of the very survival of the human race. Sprinkled with anecdotes demonstrating the play habits of subjects as diverse as polar bears and corporate CEOs, Brown and co-writer Vaughan present a compelling case for promoting play at every age.
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2009.
ISBN: 9781583333334
1583333339
Branch Call Number: 155 BROWN
Characteristics: 229 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Vaughan, Christopher C. 1961-

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Feb 22, 2015

Amazing book! Gave me a new perspective on play. How it has helped us evolve and how it should be included in our daily lives so we can thrive.

SCL_Preschool Jun 12, 2012

What enables us to innovate, problem-solve and be happy, smart, resilient human beings? Our ability to play! From the book, "The brain can keep developing long after we leave adolescence and play promotes that growth."

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