Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 7:30-9 pm,
Stuart Country Day School
NASA and Boeing will not hire even the highest ranked graduate from Harvard or Cal Tech if they did not play using their hands as children. Why? Because they have learned that this type of play is essential for innovative problem solving in adults. Dr. Stuart Brown will explain why play makes us successful humans by sharing insights gleaned from his career studying human and animal behavior. His research shows how play fuels innovation, allows for richer human relationships and contributed to the health of the human body, mind and spirit.
- How does play shape the development of children and teens?
- When we don’t play, what are the consequences?
- What types of play create happy and creative adults?
Stuart Brown, MD, is a psychiatrist and clinical researcher who founded the National Institute for Play and is the author of Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul. For more information, visit stuartbrownmd.com.