20 Dec, 2014

The future of play | LEGO Learning Insititute

Defining the role and value of play in the 21st century 

Play is at the heart of emotional wellbeing and mental health. Free play in particular is critical to the balanced development of children. It supports adapting and responding to both cultural change and the sheer quantity of information to which children are exposed from an early age. 

This report explores the benefits of play, the many ways of playing and the relevance of the different types of play for child development and the stimulation of adults. It highlights the deep connections between play, learning and creativity and how the foundations for this are laid in children’s play, furthermore showing how play, regardless of age, remains an essential ingredient in how we fuel our creativity and capacity as learners.