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.

January 2023 News
The LEGO Foundation appoints new Chief Executive Officer and board member
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. Discover the five characteristics of learning through play here.
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 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 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
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.
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.
March 2022 Evidence
Why social and emotional learning is top of the class
Social and emotional learning helps children grow up healthy, happy and smart. Find out why, and check our playful learning tips for the classroom.
A first grade student at the blackboard; Ethiopia.
January 2022 Opinion
Girl Power! Equal education for all starts with getting more girls in school
When more girls have the chance to learn through play everyone benefits. Find out why focus on girls is needed to make education fair for all.