This podcast is all about play and why it's crucial not just for kids, but for adults as well. Most of the podcast was derived from the book, Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart Brown MD and Christopher Vaughn. Topics include:

  • Why we play at all. what is the purpose of play.

  • The cognitive advantages of play.

  • Why we stop playing as adults. 

  • The 8 different play personalities.

  • The 3 subtypes of social play: friendship and belonging, rough and tumble play, and celebratory and ritual play.

  • I do a deep dive into the rough and tumble play and explain why it's important and why parents need to let it happen.

  • Then we talk about how play is the lubrication that allows societies to function.

  • And in this week's Call-to-Action we play. That's it. plain and simple. Play for the pure joy of it and have fun because you deserve to. 

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