Fordham IT Wellness Program
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As part of the IT Wellness Program, I will be giving an interactive talk on "The Power of Play" at Rose Hill on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

The Power of PlayWe often think of play as a childhood activity that we outgrow as adults. Learn about the many reasons why adults need play too. And how you can incorporate the power of play in your life!


Resources


Periodic Table of Playtumblr_n3vlu0cM2M1r2idzvo3_1280.jpg

The National Institute for PlayHow Einstein Thought: Why "Combinatory Play" Is the Secret of Genius by Maria Popova (Brain Pickings)
My bookmarks on ZentangleZentangle Inspiration and Patterns via Flickr
Colorfy Coloring app for adults

Here's Three Magic Tricks You Can Easily Learn to Do with a Coin

Articles and Posts

Bogost, Ian. "How to Use Fun to Find Meaning in Life." The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 13 Sept. 2016. Web. 18 Oct. 2016.
Robinson, Lawrence, Melinda Smith, Jeanne Segal, and Jennifer Shubin. "The Benefits of Play for Adults: How Play Benefits Your Relationships, Job, Bonding, and Mood." HelpGuide, 1 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Tartakovsky, Margarita. "The Importance of Play for Adults | World of Psychology." World of Psychology. Psych Central, 15 Nov. 2012. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Gray, Peter. "The Value of Play I: The Definition of Play Gives Insights."Psychology Today. Psychology Today, 19 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Gray, Peter. "The Value of Play II: How Play Promotes Reasoning". Psychology Today, 19 Nov. 2008. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Fábrega, Marelisa. "10 Ways to Have More Fun and Play More As Adults."Daring to Live Fully, 13 Oct. 2016. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Sigman, Michael. "The Importance of Play: It's More Than Just Fun and Games." The Huffington Post, 2 Nov. 2011. Web. 17 Oct. 2016.
Seppälä, Emma. "A Stanford Psychologist Explains Why Spacing out and Goofing off Is so Good for You." Washington Post.
Arruda, William 13. "How To Make Work More Fun - And Why It's Essential." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, Nov. 2016. Web. 18 Nov. 2016.
Hershman, Anneli. "They’re Having Fun… but Are They Learning?" MIT Media Lab. N.p., 10 Feb. 2017. Web. 22 Feb. 2017
"World-leading Academic Appointed to Lead Play Research Centre." University of Cambridge. N.p., 26 May 2017. Web. 02 June 2017.
Lynch, Matthew. “The Importance of Play: What Universities Can Learn from Preschools.” The Edvocate, 17 Mar. 2017.

Additional Resources

See also my page on Curiosity
My Star Wars Flipboard
My bookmarks on Legos (also see lego)