The rules of play

A look at the prerequisites for productive play

Kate Dames
Feb 17, 2020 · 8 min read

Play is how children learn. Play is a tool to master a new skill. It’s a tool to develop social skills like negotiation and teamwork. It’s a tool to innovate.

When children play, they subconsciously give their playmates permission to make mistakes. Something mostly unheard of in a corporate world where success is mostly judged…