How We Play

Keep up with our latest blogs, news and research here. If you’d like sneak peeks of play projects around the globe or up-to-date ideas and opinions on the power of learning through play, you’ve come to the right place.

September 2022 Opinion
‘Listen to us’: Children deliver their manifesto for World Leaders and call for safe-space education for all
The choices that adults make today directly affect children’s and youth’s life. Isn’t it only fair that their perspectives, ideas, hopes, fears and aspirations are heard by those making life-shaping decisions on the climate emergency, education, inequality, poverty, conflict and hunger?
September 2022 Projects
Cracking the code for learning through play
What can a digital bunny teach us about learning through play? Take a look at our collaboration with the Brazilian Creative Network and coding platform, Scratch to find out
August 2022 News
Supporting Ukrainian children in returning back to school
Children making funny faces
July 2022 Evidence
Good Life and play
In the third of our three-part series, we asked Denmark’s children what makes life good. Here’s what they told us about play
June 2022 Opinion
Exciting lessons make the grade - Good life at school
In the second of our three-part series, we asked Denmark’s children what makes life good. Here’s what they told us about school.
July 2022 Opinion
Good Life at home and at play
In the first of a three-part series, we asked Denmark’s children what makes life good. Here’s what they told us about their friends and families
June 2022 Opinion
For families to play more, we need better policies
Playful parenting is a huge child development boost – but parents are too often over-stretched and under-supported. Here’s how systems can help families unlock the power of play.
May 2022 Opinion
8 play ideas for family wellbeing
Play is how children thrive – and it’s good for grown ups, too. Here’s why it’s so important to find playful moments in the everyday, with eight great ideas for getting started.
May 2022 Opinion
Rosie’s story: creativity and neurodivergence make beautiful music together
Top class training in classical music. A diagnosis of dyscalculia, dyspraxia, and ADHD. Rosie’s brought all of this to her psychology practice – supporting neurodivergent children to thrive.
May 2022 Opinion
Play isn’t another thing to do. It’s another way to do things
Playful parenting gives a boost to every member of the family – and it doesn’t have to feel like yet another thing on the to do list. Read one parent’s perspective on getting more play in every day
April 2022 Opinion
The power of pretend play
You don’t need fancy toys or tech to learn through play. Children pick up all kinds of skills when they pretend play. Take a look.
March 2022 Opinion
Play more, worry less: 3 ways play boosts resilience
When children play, they can get through all kinds of scary moments – even hospital appointments. Here are three ways children boost their resilience as they play.