Helping the World Play. One Person At A Time

Helping the World Play. One Person At A Time

When we started the Creative Play Society we set ourselves a simple and ambitious goal: Helping the World Play. We published a book, ‘The Little Book of Play’ and launched a digital equivalent, ’30 Days of Play’. Of course we’re always...
Imagination, Play, Creativity and Innovation. A Continuum

Imagination, Play, Creativity and Innovation. A Continuum

Adults need a fair amount of assistance to understand how Play adds value to their adult world. While it seems obvious to me, the vast majority of adults I come across, do not see Play the way I do. They see Play firmly housed in the domain of childhood. PLAY IN A...
Imagine SA Politicians Spent a Little Time In A Sandpit Together

Imagine SA Politicians Spent a Little Time In A Sandpit Together

Imagine taking the leaders of this week’s top 8 National political parties (Cyril Ramaphosa, John Steenhuizen, Jacob Zuma, Julius Malema, Velenkosini Hlabisa, Gayton McKenzie, Pieter Groenewald and Herman Mashaba) and dropping them into a sandpit for an hour,...
The Importance Of Play In Relationships

The Importance Of Play In Relationships

I’d never thought about how important Play had been in my romantic relationships, until I had to think about it. And then it struck me, boom, like a spade to the face. I remember all those things we did in the beginning. The nickname creative workshops, the new...
Fabulous Fails from Adobe, Apple and the DA

Fabulous Fails from Adobe, Apple and the DA

What a remarkable 2 weeks, watching the DA (Democratic Alliance), then Adobe and lastly Apple (literally) explode many thinking brains, by seemingly forgetting to invite any intelligent feedback on their adverts. THE DA Chronologically (I went with an alphabetical...
Playing Every Day Keeps Dullness Away

Playing Every Day Keeps Dullness Away

It was a conversation with my daughter that cemented the idea that Play is what keeps our lives from spiraling into a dull, lifeless and mundane experience, filled only with the so-called important things, like study and work and finances and routine and, and,...
Relationships Need Play

Relationships Need Play

Think back to any of your early romantic relationships. Pick one. Any one. I’ll bet there was a ton of Play happening? Coming up with a nickname Discovering a special place Swapping cute cards or poems Sharing songs, or maybe even playlists Exploratory walks at...
Adults Find Play Easier When It Involves A Friend

Adults Find Play Easier When It Involves A Friend

Adults find it difficult to play on their own, I discovered in the final round of edits with The Little Book of Play. I had given out around 30 books to get feedback from the widest variety of adults I possibly could (including one or two kids). Instructions were...
Is the Secret to Creativity Expertise and Letting Go?

Is the Secret to Creativity Expertise and Letting Go?

I sat across the table from Lucia, curious about why he had struggled to complete some of the activities in The Little Book of Play? He had struggled with activities that invited him to engage with someone else (especially a stranger). ‘What will people think of...