Everything Depends On Play

Everything Depends on Play According to the National Institute for Play, our brain imaging science has helped us to understand seven patterns of play as well as why play is a central part of neurological growth and development—Play is one important way that humans build complex, skilled, responsive, socially adept and cognitively flexible brains. Attunement, or joint attention, occurs when infants first make eye contact and begin to socialize with their mothers. The experience gives each a surge of emotion (joy) which forms the foundation of the emotional “state of play” and which organizes the right cerebral cortex for emotional control. When adults share joint attention with children, the

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