The topic of brain research is hot and as our field continues to grow, so does our need to validate the effectiveness of our programs on those they serve. Experiential programming, in most circumstances, offers participants the opportunity to learn through doing, or put differently, through playing. Though play is seemingly fun and engaging, does it serve a purpose? We seem to think so but, how do we prove it? Dr. Stuart Brown, a pioneer of research on play, is beginning to provide that research and says that play is more than just fun, that it's vital to human development and intelligence in children and, more interestingly, also in adults. Brown is providing scientific evidence that being playful, in a wide sense of the word, is critical to healthy human development and that the more play we experience, the better we socialize, adapt, solve problems and meet with success, sound Familiar?
May 2010 Archives
A challenging hidden message and sequencing puzzle of fun.
Here's another new favorite called Phonetically Speaking. Just print out the cards and get started with this silly sounding mystery message game.