Play promotes skills we need for society to flourish: collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and risk taking. Players often lose a sense of time – even a sense of self – as they focus into a joyful flow. By discovering through joy, play facilitates learning. We would even go so far as to say that play is learning – learning who you are, how your body works, and how to be your best self.
Play teaches us how to live life a little more fully.
In order for successful play to happen, the right stage needs to be set. Play space and play culture go hand in hand for creating playful learning atmospheres that foster creative expression and joyful exploration. We are in a constant state of flow ourselves, studying play behavior and applying what we've learned to create innovative play spaces that are inviting to all ages.
We invite you to explore our bookshelf, our resources, and our projects in pursuit of better play spaces for all.