19 July – 10 September 2017
Freud Museum, London
‘It is only in playing that the individual child or adult is able to be creative and to use the whole personality, and it is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self.’ – Donald W. Winnicott
We all play. We all need play. But how do we define play? Play is at the core of development, of creativity, of mental health. It is a source of fun, a way of dealing with anxieties, of creating something new, of building relationships. It helps to define who we are and what we can do.
Image: Children playing at the Hampstead Nurseries, London, 1940