The Science of Play

Dig into the research and you’ll see:
Play is not only fun, it’s seriously beneficial.

Children Often Too Busy to Play, Survey of Parents Finds

American Academy of Pediatrics: Decline in recess

Melissa and Doug and Gallup: Time to Play

A Mandate for Playful Learning

Alliance for Childhood and the U.S. Play Coalition: Improving Children’s Health through Play

American Academy of Pediatrics: The Power of Play

Megan Gunnar and the “war on play”

World Health Organization: Less Screen Time, More Play

American Academy of Pediatrics: Importance of Play

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