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Play for Play’s Sake

How do you describe play? Does play serve a purpose or is the point of play to have no purpose? Watch this video to hear what experts have to say. It might surprise you!




Produced by Hillmann & Carr Inc., Washington, D.C., with additional footage
from the award-winning series, The Promise of Play,
courtesy of Direct Cinema Limited






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During my free time I used to make such toys as bows and arrows, sailboats, and airplanes from improvised materials to be found in and around the house. This did much to develop not only manual skills, but a certain practical sense and inventiveness.


Walter Rudolph Hess, medical devices inventor







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