LEGO Foundation IDEA Conference

LEGO Foundation IDEA Conference

LEGO Foundation IDEA Conference

Date posted: May 2, 2014

Play in all its rich variety is one of the highest achievements of the human species, alongside language, culture and technology. Indeed, without play, none of these other achievements would be possible. The value of play is increasingly recognised, by researchers and within the policy arena, for adults as well as children, as the evidence mounts of its relationship with intellectual achievement and emotional well-being. – David Whitebread, 2012

From April 8th to 10th, the LEGO Foundation sponsored an IDEA conference focused on the importance of play and learning through play. Here’s one of the talks from the conference.

“This is your brain when you are playing”. A neuroscience perspective on play from LEGO Foundation on Vimeo.

A slideshow from Lori Takeuchi of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center presents a glimpse of one participant’s experience.

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