Us adults often talk about the importance of staying ‘young at heart’, but how much of it is simply lip service? When was the last time you played? When was the last time you did something purposeless, fun and pleasurable for more than a few minutes?
According to Pysch Central, play brings joy and is vital for problem solving, creativity and relationships. It can even facilitate deep connections between strangers and cultivate healing.
And it’s just as important to adults and teens as it is to children. Children are just innately better at it, although technology is increasingly challenging this. Either way, the older we get, the less we play. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Glorytells is a play agency that promotes the value of play in everyday life for all ages. We facilitate Play Jams – short sessions or full days of play featuring activities that enable people of all ages the opportunity to reconnect with one’s self, with others and with nature.