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<br /> TheSCIENCE<br /> of Play<br /> A treatise of articles by Dr. Stuart Brown, National Institute for Play<br /> Building communities through play & recreation™<br /> The<br /> SCIENCE<br /> A treatise of articles by of Play<br /> Dr. Stuart Brown<br /> National Institute for Play<br /> (Dr. Brown and granddaughters in his backyard treehouse.)<br /> As a like-minded play advocate, PlayCore is proud to partner<br /> with Dr. Brown on furthering the advancement of play and<br /> helping our world understand the critical importance of<br /> participating in play throughout life. Our work together<br /> thus far has touched all of the ways we help communities<br /> promote play, in exciting play research, several original play<br /> concepts that promote attunement, as well as contributions<br /> to our scholarly treatise “Words on Play.”<br /> For the past year, Dr. Brown has served as our “Scholarly<br /> Writer<a title="The Science of Play page 1" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=1"> TheSCIENCE </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 2" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=2"> The SCIENCE A treatise of articles by of Play</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 3" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=3"> TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Why do we Play? </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 4" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=4"> ABOUT DR. STUART BROWN Trained in general </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 5" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=5"> </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 6" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=6"> 1. WHY DO WE PLAY? Why do people play? Because </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 7" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=7"> 4</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 8" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=8"> 1. WHY DO WE PLAY? at play. From seeing its</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 9" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=9"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY what that child spontan</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 10" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=10"> 2. ATTUNEMENT: IS THERE A BEGINNING MOMENT WHE</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 11" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=11"> 8</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 12" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=12"> 2. ATTUNEMENT of emotion and verbal and bod</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 13" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=13"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY of this most human of o</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 14" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=14"> 3. HUMAN PLAY AND ANIMAL PLAY — WHY </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 15" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=15"> 12</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 16" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=16"> 3. HUMAN PLAY AND ANIMAL PLAY So the urge t</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 17" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=17"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY Through our ongoing stu</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 18" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=18"> 4. NEOTENY — TO PLAY IS DEEPLY EMBEDDED IN </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 19" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=19"> Upon looking closely, this design is eviden</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 20" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=20"> 5. PLAY AND MOVEMENT, AND “K</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 21" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=21"> 18</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 22" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=22"> 5. PLAY AND MOVEMENT Human nature requires </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 23" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=23"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY Play, which is more pre</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 24" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=24"> 6. EARLY PLAY PATTERNS AS A PREDICTOR OF L</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 25" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=25"> engaged by sounds such as the soft music that was</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 26" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=26"> 7. PLAY FOR SENIORS — A HEALTH MANDATE Rediscove</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 27" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=27"> 24</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 28" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=28"> 6. PLAY FOR SENIORS responsible tasks of li</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 29" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=29"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY In later years, as play</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 30" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=30"> 8. ROUGH AND TUMBLE PLAY — IS IT NECESSARY? It u</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 31" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=31"> activity is organized and overseen by adults. Thi</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 32" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=32"> 9. CONSEQUENCES OF A PLAY DEPRIVED LIFE In 1</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 33" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=33"> 30</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 34" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=34"> 9. CONSEQUENCES OF A PLAY DEPRIVED LIFE </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 35" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=35"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY early preschoolers wh</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 36" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=36"> 10. ENJOYING A FULFILLING LIFE BY RETAINING </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 37" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=37"> 34</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 38" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=38"> 10. RETAINING OUR ABILITY AND RIGHT TO PLAY </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 39" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=39"> THE SCIENCE OF PLAY</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 40" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=40"> 11. PLAY AND THE BRAIN The most complex entity</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 41" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=41"> 38</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 42" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=42"> 11. PLAY AND THE BRAIN And these animal pla</a> <a title="The Science of Play page 43" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=43"> </a> <a title="The Science of Play page 44" href="https://secure.viewer.zmags.com/publication/38a71867?page=44"> By understanding more about play, for you, y</a>