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Words On Play: Experts discuss play value

  • Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Respected play authorities pen 'Words On Play' to raise awareness on value of play

Albert Einstein once said, “play is the highest form of research.”

It seems the great physicist/philosopher was correct. Research shows that the simple act of playing offers numerous benefits for children, families and communities alike. Children are at their highest level of development when they are playing; making play an essential part of their growth and overall happiness.

Knowing how critical play is for healthy physical, social, emotional and intellectual development, PlayCore, whose mission is to advance play through research, programs and partnerships, is promoting the value of play through the Words On Play Guidebook.

Click the video below to watch PlayCore’s Words on Play Promo:


Words On Play highlights the work of the most respected play authorities in hopes of raising awareness and providing education on the value of play. This guidebook features the works of researchers, advocates and experts in the field of play on the following topics:

  • - Development Benefits
  • - Nature
  • - Inclusion
  • - Physical Activity
  • - Brain Development
  • - Learning
  • - Creativity & Imagination
  • - Health & Wellness
  • - Social Capital

Who are the top play scholar contributors behind this well-researched content? Here's a sneak peek of a few articles by notable leaders in the industry:

Dr. Stuart Brown, President at the National Institute for Play
Topic: Brain Development: The science of play research

“Humans are designed by biology to play throughout their entire life cycle.”

Robin Moore, Director of the Natural Learning Initiative at the College of Design at North Carolina State University
Topic: Nature: Infusing the natural world into the everyday spaces of childhood

“If we are going to solve the problem of sedentary childhood, we have no choice but to refocus intense professional attention on design for outdoor free play in everyday naturalized settings.”

Are you inspired to empower your community and be an advocate for play? Play! by Crozier is a proud partner of PlayCore. Contact a Play! Sales Associate to learn more about Words On Play and receive your COMPLIMENTARY guidebook featuring the works of many of the top scholars in the field of play.

About PlayCore: PlayCore’s mission is to build stronger communities around the world by advancing play through research, programs and partnerships. PlayCore is the parent company of GameTime, North America's largest manufacturer of playground equipment and the renowned leader in play.






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