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In the past I usually thought of typical play as spontaneous – the type of play most commonly associated with children. After reading Dr. Brown’s definition of what play can include however it occurred to me that play actually falls into two main categories, both spontaneous and non-spontaneous.

 

For adults spontaneous play could be laughing and joking with friends, dancing or even singing along to your favorite song on the radio, whilst non-spontaneous play could involve board games, going to a museum or playing a game of tennis.

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