As we set out on this journey together, it only makes sense to qualify the subject matter: play. When we refer to ‘play’ what do we mean?
Well, as it turns out, defining play, not in the dictionary sense, but in a larger way, is quite difficult. We all know play when we see it, but the problem is that trying to define ‘play’ is limiting. So, we’ll describe some of the characteristics of play. Furthermore, while there is little agreement within the academic community of a single definition, the characteristics described are those that are to some extent agreed upon by the leading experts in this field. Continue reading