A happy mood

Published by Lori Pickert on December 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM


The researchers’ interpretation was that a happy mood broadens thought and leads to insight. — Peter Gray, The Value of Play

In other words, if you are happy, relaxed, joyful, you can play with ideas, play with problems — and accomplish more.

In Reggio Emilia, they say Niente Senza Gioia. Nothing without joy.


Comment by skye on December 5, 2008 at 11:33 AM

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your last 3 posts have been so meaty. I've contemplated printing and sticking them where I can see them each day. Enriching stuff. Thankyou.

Comment by Abbie on December 5, 2008 at 02:31 PM

The importance of rich play experiences in childhood has been my sort of pet research topic over the last year or so. I look fwd to reading this article! thanks for the link!

Also: great quote. Nothing without joy. Good stuff.

Comment by Lori Pickert on December 5, 2008 at 04:53 PM

thank you, skye!

abbie, yes, it’s a longtime interest of mine, too. and thank you — i love that quote. i have it on my bedside table. :^)

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