I have started a new group on Linked In called “All Play.” Its purpose is to create one space where everyone who engages in the business of play (profit and non-profit) can come together to share ideas and points of view. It is my belief that all play is slowly converging, whether it is in a park, on the Internet or at the kitchen table. The barriers between play that is for adults and for children are collapsing as well. The old rules simply no longer apply
Watch a someone and you will see that they could care less into which category a particular form of play falls. They pick up a cell phone, cast it aside to play a board game and then run outside to play on the swings. For them, it is all play.
Why then do we, as professionals, create barriers between our respective forms of play? We need to begin the process of coming together so that we are all part of a new world of play that does not discriminate as to how happiness and joy occurs.
Whether you are in apps, traditional toys, games, video games, parks & recreation, hobbies & crafts, playgrounds, beach play, educational or whatever else I am not thinking of, join us to discuss what we all have in common. By doing so, I believe we can make swings swingier, games gamier and crafts craftier.
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