What happens if we did not get enough play when we were children, did it affect our development?
These are the questions Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan explore in the book:
“Play How it shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul”
One of the examples in the book, relating to business, is on page 131 to 132 about how Andrew Grove and Gordon more solved a problem for Intel when Japan came up with a much cheaper memory chip. They realized that if they would not find a solution they would be fired. So they pretended to fire themselves walked out of the office and then walked in as the better and smarter executives that would replace them.As a result of this they led the company into designing and creating microprocessors.
According to Stuart Brown:
- We are designed to play throughout of our lifetime.
- Play is keeping minds and brains flexible enough for the changes and challenges in life.
- The Opposite of play is not work it is depression
Video about Play:
Here are some links to make it easier to explore this subject of play:
Read the first chapter in the book Play how it shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul
The Book Stuart Brown mentions in the Video: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball by Kevin Carroll
What is it your Play history?
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