The Key to Happiness: A Taboo for Adults?


The Power Of Fun


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.


What if every kid could learn through tinkering?


Cognitive Benefits of play: effects on the learning brain:


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

The value of play I: the definition of play gives insights (Psychology Today)


The value of play II (psychology today)

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The benefits of play for adults – –


The importance of play for adults (world of psychology)


TED Talk Stuart Brown

“Play is more than just fun”

“…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


Yenigun, Sami. “Play Doesn’t End With Childhood: Why Adults Need Recess Too.” All Things Considered. NPR, 4 Aug. 2014. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <>.

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