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  • Jennifer Talbott

    Great article, thanks for highlighting research about why play is so important! We're working on a documentary about this very topic, the trailer is here if anyone is interested: http://youtu.be/9ygz1PlqDzk

  • Jennifer Talbott

    Great article, thanks for highlighting research about why play is so important! We're working on a documentary about this exact topic, the trailer is here if anyone is interested: http://youtu.be/9ygz1PlqDzk

  • Alex Furukawa

    Yes yes yes! Jessica you are my kindred spirit. I have recently started my own project along these lines, in order to find imagination again as an adult ( http://unmeitoisan.blogspot.com ). It has taken so many forms already, and because I was doing it over a vacation from work, I dreaded going back to work. But thank you for your article, because it reminds me that imagination needs to happen at work too. I'm going to do my best and see what comes out of it! :)

  • Alex Furukawa

    Yes yes yes! Thank you Jessica! I think my other comment got lost in the internet-ether, but basically you are my kindred spirit! My own creative project to bring imagination back to adulthood ( http://unmeitosan.blogspot.com ) has left me dreading the return to work from vacation. But this article came at the right time to remind me that my imagination needs to find its way into work too! :)

  • Priscilla Villa

    I remember pretending that I worked in an office typing on a pretend keyboard and answering imaginary phone calls when I was little. And here I am, typing away on a real keyboard and answering phone calls from real people. I try to keep that mentality I had 20 years ago when I imagined this being fun, now I just pretend that I'm a pirate working out of my pirate ship.

    • Adele Peters

      Ha. I love this. I remember pretending that I worked in an office when I was little too, and somehow thinking that was incredibly fun.

  • The Camp Whisperer

    Thank you for a more in-depth look at the benefits of play in the workplace. Many articles scratch the surface, but this one took it farther.