“Grow up and stop playing.” Most of us have heard this admonishment in some form as we moved from youth to adulthood. But is it good advice? Research shows that play and physical activity can have positive effects on children’s health, well-being, and education; they also boost health and creativity in adults. What is the value of play?
This is the focus of “Why Play Matters: Promoting Health and Creativity for Kids and Adults,” a free conversation with play activists Jonathan Blasher and Tara Doherty.