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Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

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by Stuart Brown, Christopher Vaughan

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From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives

We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing

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Play 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
grumpydan More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book because I felt I needed more "play" in my life. And I am glad that I did. Dr. Brown explains the importance of "play" in our lives; not just in our personal lives but also in our work lives. Dr. Brown has done extensive research and provides actual case stories which provide insights in living a successful and productive life. "Play" in our lives bring fulfillment and joy in being who we are and what we do. I recommend this book to anyone who is trapped in a life of all work and no play!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plan on using some of this as a foundation to foster craftsmanship in software developers. We're good at playing but often corporate America breeds it out of us....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you are interested for business, or as a parent...this insightful book gives a lot of resource to use and consider.
BlueGiantSun More than 1 year ago
We have become overly focused on the so called work that needs to be done but the thing that made the capacity for work enjoyable, and more importantly possible, has been disregarded so long that it has become forgotten. This work attempts to shed light on its importance and need of its re visiting and intentional eternal application. Play is necessary and vital to living a healthy balanced life. It allows us to venture back across the fine line between a mundane life and a life of joy, hope, and a blind love filled with sharing.
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mwalimuman More than 1 year ago
Using animal as well as human brain research, Play is a delightful, concise and informative reminder of the need for a broad range of play to restore our humanity.