The Importance of Play

I still am not entirely clear on the relationship between play and creativity, but I do know that I place a probably inappropriate amount of importance in play — perhaps because my own childhood, and indeed adulthood, was so filled with daydreaming and playing (in various forms). A New York Times article by Tom Bartlett does a nice job of summing up various positions in recent research and giving a nod to the grand master on the topic: Lev Vygotsky.

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