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Play Scotland: What is Play?

“Play is a very misused adult word. To a child it is a way of life. To an adult it often means unimportant recreational things we do when we are not working” Jean-Jaques Rousseau. 

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Play types can simply be described as the different behaviours that adults can observe when children are playing. There have been numerous attempts to categorise different types of play, the most often used are Bob Hughes’ Play Types from his 1996 book A Playworker’s Taxonomy of Play Types. Click on the video to find out more.

“What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?” asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Click on the video to hear what Molly has to say.

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