Stuart Brown - Play is more than just fun

Stuart Brown is the founder of the National Institute for Play.  "Play is the gateway to vitality. By its nature it is uniquely and intrinsically rewarding. It generates optimism, seeks out novelty, makes perseverance fun, leads to mastery, gives the immune system a bounce, fosters empathy and promotes a sense of belonging and community." (National Institute of Play - The Opportunities)

This TED talk from Stuart Brown is a gem worth a listen.