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At what age should you stop playing with toys?

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There is no age at which a person should stop playing with toys or engaging in other playful activities. Play is an important factor for humans of all ages in developing and maintaining certain aspects of mental health.

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Scientific research suggests that playing and toys can help with relaxation, creativity, problem solving and more. In the book "Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul," which details how important play is for not only children but also for adults, psychologist Stuart Brown points out that play is especially important during periods of stress, as it helps the brain come up with new ways to solve problems, prepare for new problems and stay positive.

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