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September 18, 2007

Play: Not Just a Silly Thing, Really a Forger of Bonds

What are the Opportunities: The Dog and the Polar Bear

Why Didn't the Wild Polar Bear eat the Husky?

In Churchill, Manitoba, Canada something amazing happened. A tethered dog didn't get eaten by a hungry polar bear. Instead, they played.

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Play practitioner Fred Donaldson applies lessons learned from animals to people, especially uptight adults. The hope is that play will be returned to it's rightful place as a forger of bonds between individuals and even between species. Read the whole article for details.