Play resources

Learning, Playing and Interacting, National Strategies guidance document

The Importance of Play, Whitebread , report on the value of play and policy recommendations

Stages in pretend play, course handout from York Preschool Speech and Language Program

The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children, report and policy from American Academy of Pediatrics

Panorama of Play literature review, Digital Futures Commission 2020

The future of play: Defining the role and value of play in the 21st century, Lego Learning Institute report

The role of play in any early years setting, Harvard CDC video

Schemas, pdf handout

Building the Foundation for Lifelong Learning: An Exploration into the Development of Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities through Play, Killen, St Mary’s University College Belfast

Play in Children’s Development, Health and Well-being, Goldstein 2012, Toy Industries of Europe report

Caring for under 3’s … Play , EYFS guidance

Messy Play , EYFS guidance

Playing and Exploring, EYFS guidance