Can adults play with kids toys? Absolutely!
Since when is play limited to children? Play is the best way to learn, to increase brain cells, and to even avoid disease and depression.
Balls, puzzles, coloring, laughing, climbing trees — come on now, who doesn’t love these? Exploring through woods like a detective, pretending you are the star of your own movie or best-selling novel (actually, you are), playing an instrument be it sticks, rocks, or blowing through blades of grass. Singing in the shower. Singing in the aisles of the grocery store. All good for the soul, mind, and body.
I think about Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Summer Day.” After spending all day in a field doing nothing (oh, really?), the poem concludes as follows: “Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon?/Tell me, what is it you plan to do/with you one wild and precious life?” 😉