In the second episode of the Why We Play series, we’re digging into why we play for mental health. It’s not just something we think is true or that sounds nice, it’s a claim that’s backed up by science and statistics. There’s something about play that is essential to developing and maintaining our mental health. We’ll dig into those findings and what they mean for our youngest learners.
Notes from the Show:
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Learn about Dr. Stuart Brown’s story in this interview in the Journal of Play.
Dr. Peter Gray’s articles:
American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report:
Summary of research on agency and choice:
Recent Research in the UK published in Child Psychiatry & Human Development:
Dr. David Whitebread’s note in the Lancet:
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