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.

October 2022 Opinion
What types of playing boosts learning?
In one recent paper, we’ve delved into the link between specific activities and learning. There’s some promising research – but more is needed.
October 2022 Evidence
Five ways to spot playful learning
How can you tell if a child is playfully learning and picking up essential skills? Our research says you’ll know it when you see it.
October 2022 Opinion
Holistic learning goes beyond the surface
Because playful learning connects different skills and characteristics at once, it helps children apply things they learn in different scenarios.
October 2022 Evidence
World Mental Health Day: How play can support children’s mental health
October 2022 Opinion
What’s the most incredible thing in a classroom? The teacher!
Great teachers are like gold dust. Anyone who's ever had an amazing teacher knows what a difference they can make. And when you add play to a teacher’s toolkit? That’s transformative.
October 2022 News
LEGO Foundation CEO steps down
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 Evidence
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 Evidence
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