Play reduces stress, improves self-expression, supports emotional development, strengthens physical development and much more. I have been quoted as saying, "Playing reduces stress, improves life, and increases creativity. Who doesn't want that?" There is a great deal of research available to support the importance of play and, specifically, how effective games, improvisations, and simulations are in the classroom. Yes, Play is fun and can trigger the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.