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Deep play activities that are rewarding on their own to take on additional layers of meaning and personal significance. Deep play is mentally absorbing. It offers the player challenges to face and problems to solve.

Second deep play offers players a new context in which to use some of the same skills that they use in their work

Third deep play offers some of the same satisfaction as work but it also offers different, clearer rewards thanks to differences in media or skill or pace

Finally deep play provides a living connection to the players past. It may build and things the player did with parents, have features that reminder player of a child at home.

Rest and recreation as connected, even as part of a unified hall. Unlike efforts to achieve work life balance to end up smearing the two worlds together and lead to your multitasking your way through children’s activities, deep play demands exclusive focus


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