Home The academic slant…

The academic slant…

by Kit

There’s plenty of discussion and academic research that looks at how play is important for education, being used as a tool for teaching and learning, as well its importance in health and general well being. We’ll post some of the more interesting findings and thoughts as we come across them.

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    Although fun and Games is focussed on games and activities that are away from computer and television screens, screens are prevalent throughout most people’s lives for work, play and rest…
  • Play Observatory – Play your part
    So how did you play during the COVID lockdowns? Was it totally online? Did you get out at all? What did you do? Well the Play Observatory would love to…
  • A forest-based yard improved the immune system of daycare children in only a month.
    Very interesting results from a scientific study carried out in Finland looking at how the immune system in children improved only after a month when being given the chance to…
  • It’s only natural…
    a post in February 2019 piqued my interest. It was the above image of the microbial handprint of Tasha Sturm’s own 8-year-old child after he had been playing outside… …outdoor and messy play is important not just for children’s development, but health as well.
  • play:groundNYC – free play in New York, an embodiment of exploratory learning
    I might be in the UK, but became aware of play:groundNYC, an adventure playground on Governors Island, New York, through an article in The Atlantic, (oh the advantages of the…
  • Children need to play, it is not a luxury.
    “Children need the freedom and the time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” (Kay Redfield Jamison). Came across this great quote by Kay Redfield Jamison…

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