How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Brown, Stuart L.

(Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Stuart Brown, a physician, psychiatrist and clinical researcher, has made a career of studying the effects of play on people and animals. His conclusion is that play is no less important than oxygen - it's a powerful force in nature that helps determine the likelihood of the very survival of the human race. Sprinkled with anecdotes demonstrating the play habits of subjects as diverse as polar bears and corporate CEOs, Brown and co-writer Vaughan present a compelling case for promoting play at every age.
Publisher: New York : Avery, c2009
ISBN: 1583333339
Branch Call Number: 155 B879p 2009
Characteristics: 229 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Vaughan, Christopher C. 1961-


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While this books is not strictly about early childhood, it proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play.

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Jun 12, 2012
  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What enables us to innovate, problem-solve and be happy, smart, resilient human beings? Our ability to play! From the book, "The brain can keep developing long after we leave adolescence and play promotes that growth."


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