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.

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
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
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.
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.
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?
October 2021 Opinion
Breaking the stigma on mental health & how play can help families to thrive
Stigmas around mental health persist, particularly for women and children. Play can boost wellbeing, but systems need to support families and children to have the best start in life
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
September 2021 Evidence
Play to cope with change
Let play unlock your child’s inner superhero in tough times
Children making funny faces
September 2021 Opinion
Five ways to boost your child’s wellbeing through play
Play is a way for children to show the world who they are and how they feel. And you can help them.