Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Why Play Matters

Festival of the Future City/
Wed 16 October 2019
12:30-13:30
Watershed
Price: £9.00/ £6.50

Michael Rosen

Why Play Matters

Michael Rosen
Wed 16 October 2019,
12:30-13:30
Watershed
Price: £9.00/ £6.50

These days, we seem to have less and less time for play. At school, children are focused on exams, while at home we’re all glued to our phones and iPads. Michael Rosen shows us why we need more play in our lives. He explores the influence of play on everyone from Shakespeare to Dickens and Dali, delving into the history of play via puns, nonsense, improvisation and physical toys – as well as providing advice on how best to play. He also explains why play is a core part of child development, proven to bolster creativity and resilience.

This event is part of the 2019 Festival of the Future City.

Image credit: Dave Stelfox

 

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