Play encourages creativity and fun through:
Curiosity. Play is the spirit that drives the curious mind. It unleashes our imagination.
Freedom to innovate. It’s fun trying to find a better or new way when you aren't worried about being criticized, ridiculed or punished. Every experience is a learning opportunity. Mistakes are acknowledged and valued as a way to learn.
Freedom to be you. Play is being secure to be yourself and engage others.
Trust and the playing field. When there is mutual agreement about the boundaries of the “playing field” everyone feels more confident to create.
Environment. How playful and colourful in the physical and emotional space in which you work? Does if feel safe? Does it promote creativity and trust?
Here are some of the ideas we had about Play in Room 2:
Can 'Play' be used in real life? Watch this video about speed cameras, then you can decide.