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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

The case for play

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Playground ideas
Published :
2015
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The Case for Play is Playground Ideas’ report highlighting the most significant research findings on the impact of early play interventions, particularly for children living in poverty. Long term studies have shown access to early play experiences boosts life outcomes substantially -42% raise in yearly earnings, 44% increase in high school graduations, and 17% increase in bachelor degrees. Perhaps most importantly, play builds the critical skill of self-regulation, which underpins success for a lifetime. The report complies the best research on play, spanning the fields of economics, psychology, child development, education and neuroscience.