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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, [2010] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Discusses the importance of play in terms of health, success, and happiness in adulthood, covering its role in the development of social skills, intelligence, and creativity and its implications for education, business innovation, the future of society, and more.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart L Brown; Christopher C Vaughan
ISBN: 9781583333785 1583333789 9781583333334 1583333339
OCLC Number: 426800582
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Commended for Books for a Better Life (Psychology) 2009
Description: 229 pages : illustrations ; 21 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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Discusses the importance of play in terms of health, success, and happiness in adulthood, covering its role in the development of social skills, intelligence, and creativity and its implications for education, business innovation, the future of society, and more.

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