A briefing that illustrates substantial and wide-ranging evidence of the importance of play in the lives of children.

This briefing introduces some of the key findings from the full research report Play for a Change, a review of perspectives on play, policy and practice carried out for Play England by Stuart Lester and Wendy Russell of the University of Gloucestershire.

The review compliments and updates the review, Making the Case for Play produced by the former Children's Play Council in 2001.

Download Play for a change [258KB PDF].

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