Science of play

Science of Play & Connection

The singular purpose of this page is to feature the exciting and burgeoning science of play and the value of connections before content.

Increasingly, more and more studies report, support and elevate the importance of play especially in the development of critical language, focus, communication, problem-solving and self-control skills of young people. In the words of experts such as Dr Stuart Brown, the President of the National Institute for Play, play is as critical to the development of a human being as sleep and nutrition.

Equally, there is abundant evidence that shows that investing the time and energy to help people and groups connect, first, will amplify the results of whatever they are trying to get done. That is to say, the stronger a group’s relationships, the more successful they will be.

These efforts are rigorous, scientifically-thorough and evidence-based works.

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Articles & Research which Explore Play & Connection