Exploring Play

Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities

Play can seem to be a spontaneous and natural part of life, taking little effort and requiring little thought. In this course we aim to persuade you that, to the contrary, play is immensely varied, important and complex across the whole span of our lives.

Through this course we hope to help you to think differently about play, and discover why something that is so often taken for granted is actually very important and significant to us all.

View an example step from the course, Definitions of play, here.

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