There’s plenty of discussion and academic research that looks at how play is important for education, being used as a tool for teaching and learning, as well its importance in health and general well being. We’ll post some of the more interesting findings and thoughts as we come across them.
- Does your screen time need to diet?Although fun and Games is focussed on games and activities that are away from computer and television screens, screens are […]
- Play Observatory – Play your partSo how did you play during the COVID lockdowns? Was it totally online? Did you get out at all? What […]
- A forest-based yard improved the immune system of daycare children in only a month.Very interesting results from a scientific study carried out in Finland looking at how the immune system in children improved […]
- It’s only natural…a post in February 2019 piqued my interest. It was the above image of the microbial handprint of Tasha Sturm’s own 8-year-old child after he had been playing outside… …outdoor and messy play is important not just for children’s development, but health as well.
- play:groundNYC – free play in New York, an embodiment of exploratory learningI might be in the UK, but became aware of play:groundNYC, an adventure playground on Governors Island, New York, through […]
- Children need to play, it is not a luxury.“Children need the freedom and the time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” (Kay Redfield […]