Preschoolers making a sand castle. A capella singing groups. A group writing a story together, each person taking turns contributing a sentence. A workgroup brainstorming a new project. Students doing a science experiment.
What does "playful" mean?
"Playful" doesn't mean silly or trivial. It means a willingness to engage in a creative pursuit, without knowing where it might end up. To play, you must do it with someone or something. So it is hands-on and it is social. It can be conversational, you can play with ideas with someone. I think it also has a sense of humor or fun or wit about it, a sense of not being overly serious or tied to what has gone before. Being playful means suspending judgement about oneself and others, what you're good at or done before or experienced before. It means freedom from constraints.
What makes your everyday life playful?
Children. Music. Dogs. Jokes. Sports. Funny people on the radio.
When is it difficult for you to become playful?
When you're driving a car, unless there are funny people on the radio.
Expectations for Playshop
Looking forward to meeting new playmates and hearing about their experiences with play at school and work.
Questions on Playshop
How can we communicate across language and culture?