Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: MD Brown, Christopher Vaughan

Narrated By: Michael Hinton

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: May 2017

Duration: 7 hours 3 minutes


From a leading expert, a groundbreaking book on the science of play, and its essential role in fueling our happiness and intelligence throughout our lives. We've all seen the happiness on the face of a child while playing in the school yard. Or the blissful abandon of a golden retriever racing across a lawn. This is the joy of play. By definition, play is purposeless, all-consuming, and fun. But as Dr. Stuart Brown illustrates, play is anything but trivial. It is a biological drive as integral to our health as sleep or nutrition. We are designed by nature to flourish through play. Particularly in tough times, we need to play more than ever, as it's the very means by which we prepare for the unexpected, search out new solutions, and remain optimistic. A fascinating blend of cutting-edge neuroscience, biology, psychology, social science, and inspiring human stories of the transformative power of play, this book proves why play just might be the most important work we can ever do.


  • Anonymous

    amazing book for parents and teachers to read!! play is so important for happiness!