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Play & Learning in Schools

We’re supporting educators to use evidence-informed playful approaches to learning in their teaching.

Students sat on the carpet with their teacher telling a story using puppets

Play in early teaching: The PlayBack programme

Our PlayBack programme uses videos of teachers and children playing in everyday situations to boost the child-teacher bond.

School children and their teacher doing a lesson with bendy toys

Play for hands-on learning: Research reviews

We've carried out extensive literature reviews to explore how playful teaching approaches may be linked to children's learning.