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.

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The picture shows Finlay sitting at a desk, building with LEGO bricks
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.
January 2023 News
The LEGO Foundation appoints new Chief Executive Officer and board member
December 2022 News
The Winners of The Build a World of Play Challenge
Celebrating the LEGO® brand’s 90th year and reaffirming our commitment to the world’s children, we’re announcing the 5 winning projects that will ensure young children around the world thrive.
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
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
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.
February 2022 News
The world’s youngest children need your ideas
Here’s a question for you. What if the wellbeing of our youngest children was a driving force in everything, from the way we design doctors’ appointments and education to how we tackle the climate crisis?