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Play important for brains young and old—and for lawyer brains, too

Posted Apr 13 2010 12:00am

Flying_kite In my opinion, we cannot be reminded too often about play's many benefits. I gave a presentation on the value of play at the recent annual conference of the Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida State Bar . We considered the many benefits of play, and lawyers looked at play in their lives, as well as at the kind of the play they each prefer. I believe it was well received, and was pleased to see that Susan Cartier Liebel liked the presentation . Thanks, Susan. She gave an excellent lunchtime keynote at the same conference in Orlando. ( Here are some notes from my Orlando play program.)

For more on the benefits of play, read " Play pivotal for growing brains " (Edmonton Journal). Excerpt:

Experts are bemoaning the lack of play among today’s youngest generation, which some suggest if left unchecked could lead to diminished social, mental and physical health.


Indeed, research seems to suggest the physical skills developed through play are the necessary building blocks to more complex physical activities and sport. Play teaches children not just

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