Grown-Ups— It’s Time to Play!

Play fosters creativity, thinking, social skills, collaboration — plus it’s so fun. So why are kids the only ones encouraged to do it?

I’m not talking about poker or mah-jongg, or dishing with your girlfriends over merlot, although those are enjoyable, too.

I’m talking about what experts call “free play” — the kind of self-directed, lose-yourself-in-the-moment play we associate with…