Our tendency to play is understood as central to our nature linked to curiosity and exploratory motives. Playing is associated with the positive affects of joy, excitement and pleasure. Research shows the cognitive, emotional and social benefits to children. Psychoanalysts link play to the ability to distinguish subjective from objective reality, the inner and outer worlds, with far reaching appreciation of Arts and Culture. Beyond the therapeutic value, the importance of playing extends to understanding others with a useful place in the modern work environment.

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