Families that play together, thrive together
Whenever we ask families, they tell us that the more they get to play, the better they feel. And that goes just as much for the grown ups as the little ones.
For our latest LEGO Play Well Study we surveyed more than 57,000 people (parents with children aged 1-12 and children aged 5-12) from 35 countries. Almost every parent (95%) told us play helped them communicate better with their children, made their family happier, and built stronger bonds between them. And around 9 in 10 (92%) said play boosted their own well-being as well as their children’s.
Best of all, the effects last a long time. Children who have strong relationships with the adults in their lives tend to grow up happier, healthier, and more contented. They even feel the difference as they grow: 95% of the children we spoke to said play helped them learn, de-stress outside school, and gain confidence to try new things.
It’s easier than you think to fit more play in your day
We know families want to play more: a third of parents and 84% of children said so. The good news is, you don’t have to drop everything to race cars around the living room for hours (though don’t let us stop you!). Here are some activities that can take as little as 15 minutes, but can transform your day with play.