The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joe-robinson/why-is-the-key-source-of-_b_809719.html

 

The Power Of Fun

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ulh&AN=92960648&site=ehost-live

 

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLOLrUBRBY

 

What if every kid could learn through tinkering?

http://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=13&category=Student-voices&article=What-if-every-kid-could-learn-through-tinkering&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=EdTekHub

 

Cognitive Benefits of play: effects on the learning brain: http://www.parentingscience.com/benefits-of-play.html

 

10 reasons play can make you healthy, happy and more productive – US News and World Report

http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/childrens-health/articles/2009/03/09/10-reasons-play-can-make-you-healthy-happy-and-more-productive

The value of play I: the definition of play gives insights (Psychology Today) http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200811/the-value-play-i-the-definition-play-gives-insights

 

The value of play II (psychology today)

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/200812/the-value-play-ii-how-play-promotes-reasoning

  • check out comments in last paragraph

 

The benefits of play for adults – Helpguide.org –

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/emotional-health/benefits-of-play-for-adults.htm#work

 

The importance of play for adults (world of psychology) http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/11/15/the-importance-of-play-for-adults/

 

TED Talk Stuart Brown

“Play is more than just fun” http://www.ted.com/talks/stuart_brown_says_play_is_more_than_fun_it_s_vital#t-1352522

“…our species is designed to play through our whole life time”

Neoteny – (look up word) – gives us a “leg up” on adaptability

Set aside time to play “and I think you’ll have a better and more empowered life”

The National Institute for Play http://www.nifplay.org/science/overview/

NPR http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/06/336360521/play-doesnt-end-with-childhood-why-adults-need-recess-too


Yenigun, Sami. “Play Doesn’t End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too.” All Things Considered. NPR, 4 Aug. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/06/336360521/play-doesnt-end-with-childhood-why-adults-need-recess-too>.

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