I uncovered a lot of fascinating reads on the subject of play while researching and developing ideas for a cluster of programs called ‘Designing Play’. The series grew from the charge that play is a vital and necessary part of learning from age 0–100+.
Being such a broad topic, when it came to developing programs, I focused on how play aligns with design. Designers are constantly playing while problem-solving with materials and concepts, not to mention they’re also great at collaborating (another way of saying they’re good at playing with others).
I thought I’d share my reading list in the hopes that all of you could add to it. What books on play have inspired you?