Explore the research

Every day we’re gathering more data to show the impact learning through play has on children’s lives… and the impact children who play make on the world around them. Dive in to understand the science behind our stories

The Good Life - According to Children
What’s the secret to a good life? We asked Denmark’s children. Take a look at what they told us.
In the classroom, At home, Wellbeing
Technology & play
Technology is now embedded in children’s lives: how does it affect the way they play, learn and develop critical skills?
In the classroom, At home, Future skills, Technology
Why creativity matters and how play nurtures creative minds
Creativity is instinctive in children – and just as essential in adults. Here’s an introduction to what we know so far about why and how we should make space for children to hone creative skills.
In the classroom, At home, Future skills
How children thrive on play
Dive into the evidence for play’s vital role in child development.
At home, In the classroom, Future skills
Building resilience through play during COVID-19
The story of our response to COVID-19 shows our partners experimenting with new ways to support children and their families to heal through playful learning. In a global, unprecedented crisis, we unleashed creativity, discovered new voices, and developed different ways of working.
In crisis settings, Wellbeing, Future skills, Technology
Engaging young children in play
Children get more out of play when they take the lead. But the science shows us adults can – and should – join in. Here’s why
In the classroom, At home
Closing the skills gap
Education systems need to keep up with the world’s rate of change to close our widening skills gap. Here’s what they can do
Future skills
Building Resilience through Play during COVID-19
In crisis settings, Future skills
How play levels the playing field
Learning through play closes opportunity and inclusion gaps in early education. Let’s look at the evidence
Equality
Learning to cope through play
Play can help children (and grown-ups) handle life’s toughest moments. Delve into our latest paper to get all the details
In the classroom, In crisis settings, Wellbeing
Why school time is playtime
It’s official: play belongs in school. We’ve investigated eight different teaching methods to uncover the playfulness that’s already there. Dive in to learn more
In the classroom, Future skills
The neuroscience of learning through play
Do you know that play builds brains? We look at research that shows how playful learning experiences lay the foundations for brain development
Future skills, In the classroom, At home
The scientific case for learning through play
Play is how children thrive. In our paper we look at the science behind the power of play - showing how it helps children pick up the skills to take on the 21st century
In the classroom, At home, Future skills
Distance learning
In the classroom, Technology