“I sometimes compare play to oxygen — it’s all around us, yet goes mostly unnoticed or unappreciated until it is missing.”

- Stuart Brown, M.D. Institute for Play


Playing Is Learning!

‘Playing is Learning’ was designed to launch a new community conversation about play, recognizing that...

  • Play is important in the everyday lives of children—play brings joy, fun, and exploration of new ideas.
  • Play is important for life-long learning—play creates a foundation for reading, math, science, and art, bringing these skills together with a motivation to learn.

Incorporate Learning While Playing

Research shows that the openness of play—where the process is more important than the product—provides a terrific framework for learning. Indeed, play builds the very skills targeted by pedagogical approaches—it just does so more effectively.

Watch this video to learn more!

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