As children we play a lot. Before school starts we rush to the play ground to play hop-scotch and skip rope. At recess we pick teams and play soccer, cricket, dodge-ball or swing on the monkey bars. And so we learn in school in the classroom and in the playground. We grow up and mature, and games become less important to our development.
It is said that as we age it is more difficult to learn, perhaps this is because we have forgotten how to play. As a child we learn from everything we do, it is all new and our brain absorbs everything. When you get older we spend more time working and less time playing. Do you take recess? In between stressful work do you take a break to have some fun? I believe we stay young by remembering to play.
Perhaps we need to keep playing so that we can keep learning.