Do adults need play time? Research shows that play has cognitive, social, and intellectual benefits for children. Studies from the past 30 + years have indicated that playtime is as important developmentally as structured education (Barnett, Journal of Leisure Research, v.22, 1990).
However, less attention has been given to the benefits that play can have for adults. That got us wondering…Can play help the adult brain as well? Is free time still important as we get older? (By “free” we mean work-free, screen-free, and judgement-free.) The game crew at Room to Escape set out to dig up some research on the topic, and here is what we discovered:
What’s the take-away from this research? Have fun! Play! Enjoy your time in new ways. If you haven’t played in awhile, Room to Escape can help. Our one-hour escape experiences are the perfect way to revisit the play time you thought you had left behind.
Grown-ups need play time. Studies have shown that play can enhance our connections with our friends and family, open our minds to new discoveries, and help build our I.Q. as we get older. Book an escape today and come play with us!