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.
How We Play
Future skills, Systems reform, Projects, Opinion
June 2023 Projects
How Finlay Built Up Confidence One Brick at a Time
Through Brick Club®, a programme for autistic children run by Play Included® and funded by the LEGO Foundation, 15-year-old Finlay has experienced a real boost in confidence and discovered new strengths.
May 2023 Opinion
Building Knowledge Bit by Bit
We partner with several research institutions that help us understand the world that we and our partners collaborate in. One such partner is Brookings Institution. Rebecca Winthrop, director at the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, tells us more about the centre’s work – and why she thinks partnerships are important.
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.
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
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
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.
October 2021 Opinion
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
October 2021 Opinion
Play prepares children for the future. Any future.
How do we ready children for a world where machines are replacing jobs?
September 2021 Projects
Learning through play on Takalani Sesame
See how one of the world’s favourite TV shows encourages children in South Africa to love learning