Tagged What is the value of play for adults?

Mindful Play Time: Why Adult Humans Are Really Giant Toddlers

IMG_2787

Last month, we decided to bring back the old tradition of apple bobbing. Unsanitary? Very much so. Also a great play time opportunity.

While researching for my play workshop, I came across an interesting concept called neoteny.  According to the Scientific American article “Being More Infantile Might Have Led to Bigger Brains,” neoteny is “the retention of juvenile features.”  For example, humans have big eyes, flatter faces and far less body hair than a mature chimpanzee, our closest ancestor.  Basically, we have many of the features of a baby monkey.  We have a slower maturation process than chimps, too.

Read more