Research confirms that children’s play is linked to brain development.


Videos

Children’s perspectives on play.


 

Articles & PDFs

Research on how children experience a lack of play opportunities

http://www.playengland.org.uk/media/371031/a-world-without-play-literature-review-2012.pdf

Play resources for parents 

https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/information-parents/resources-parents/

This publication reviews research on play http://www.importanceofplay.eu/IMG/pdf/dr_david_whitebread_-_the_importance_of_play.pdf


 

Books

There are many books about play. If you are looking for a place to start, try https://fivebooks.com/interview/dorothy-singer-on-play/ 


 

Organisations and Websites

Information on play, outdoor play, active play, science through play and sand play https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/quality-practice/play/

US website which offers resources on children’s learning and play
https://www.naeyc.org/resources/topics/play

The Play England site has many articles and information on the value of play and why it is essential part of every child’s life.
http://www.playengland.org.uk/