Play is an important part of every child’s learning and development. Children learn skills like negotiation, problem-solving, sharing, and working with each other when they play. Durham’s Partnership for Children would love to connect you with articles and research on how to intentionally connect with play.
Play in Education
Play Games, Learn Math! Explore Numbers and Counting with Dot Card and Finger Games
Our Proud Heritage: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development
Rocking and Rolling: It’s Never “Just Play”!
Books about Play and Learning
Serious Fun: How Guided Play Extends Children’s Learning
From Play to Practice: Connecting Teachers’ Play to Children’s Learning
Spotlight on Young Children: Exploring Play
Resources for Families
10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play
Five Essentials to Meaningful Play
Top 10 No-Cost Toys for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers