"Play, the frivolous, unimportant behavior with no apparent purpose, has earned new respect as biologists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and others see that play is serious business, and is perhaps equally important as other basic drives of sleep, rest and food." - Joe L. Frost, University of Texas
“People who have fun on the job are more creative, more productive, better decision-makers, and get along better with co-workers. They also have fewer absentee, late, and sick days than people who aren’t having fun.” - Dr. David Abramis, Cal State Long Beach
“Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.”
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men.”
― Anonymous (Our most important contributor!)
“This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.” ― Alan W. Watts, philosopher
"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play." – John Cleese, actor, writer
"Play is the answer to how anything new comes about." - Jean Piaget, clinical psychologist
BENEFITS OF PLAY
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"You can learn more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." - Plato
“Free play, as differed from games with rules, affords more creative responses.
– Anthony Pellegrini, educational psychologist, University of Minnesota
"In this age of isolation due to social media and the internet, play with peers requires a fair bit of communication, arguably the most valuable social skill of all." – Scientific American Mind
“Without play, adults may end up getting burned out from the hustle-bustle busyness that we all get involved in. Adults who do not play may end up unhappy and exhausted without understanding why. Play is like a kaleidoscope in that it is random and creative. The bottom line is that play encourages flexibility and creativity.” - Marc Bekoff, evolutionary biologist, University of Colorado Boulder