Benefits of Camp Series: The Importance of Play

by Jeff Carter

Did you know that play is about more than just fun and games? You might have heard that play is children’s work, and maybe you’ve realized that play often boils down to having spontaneous fun, but what makes play beneficial? What about the long term benefits of play?It turns out there is a ton of research indicating that play is very important for human beings, even essential for our well being throughout our lives, from childhood through adulthood. One leader of this research and an advocate of what we might call play for all, is Dr. Stuart Brown, MD. He is the founder of the National Institute for Play, an organization continue reading