On the 23rd of November the "Ruimte voor de Jeugd" in Utrecht organises the 4th Playforum, themed "The Playful Brain". What's the importance of playing for the development of the brain and the social skills of children?
Everyone agrees that playing is fun and healthy, but why is that so and how does it work? What happens if children don't play enough? Should we worry about the popularity of games? Researchers from Utrecht University are concerned with these kinds of questions. During the Playforum we'll discuss how playing influences the development of the brain and social behaviours and how we can use play to help children whose social development has been inhibited by various circumstances.
The event is in Dutch.