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Play : how it shapes the brain, opens the imagination, and invigorates the soul

Author: Stuart L Brown; Christopher C Vaughan
Publisher: New York : Avery, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From a leading expert comes a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling intelligence and happiness throughout life. Dr. Brown shows that play is anything but trivial--it is a biological drive as integral to health as sleep or nutrition.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart L Brown; Christopher C Vaughan
ISBN: 9781583333334 1583333339
OCLC Number: 230208709
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The promise of play --
What is play, and why do we do it? --
We are built for play --
Parenthood is child's play --
The opposite of play is not work --
Playing together --
Does play have a dark side? --
A world at play.
Responsibility: Stuart Brown with Christopher Vaughan.

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From a leading expert comes a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling intelligence and happiness throughout life. Dr. Brown shows that play is anything but trivial--it is a biological drive as integral to health as sleep or nutrition.

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