All this week, NPR Ed is focusing on questions about why people play and how play relates to learning.
Play is a part of healthy development, an integral ingredient in learning, a nostalgic pastime. It's good for your body and your brain.
There's something inherently youthful about play, of course, but it's not just kid stuff. Play has a vital role in adult life as well.
But in our all-too-purposeful adult world, it's easy to skip your playtime. That's where we come in. Take this short quiz and it will tell you what play vitamins are most missing in your life. Then we'll give you a couple of prescriptions for how to add the fun back in.