The Science of Play

The Science of play

The new 2nd edition of the Science of Play features 12 new articles from the brilliant mind of Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play.

A new science of play and its effect on the brain has emerged from the explosion of information emerging from the social, psychological, behavioral, and biological sciences. For children and adults, play strengthens the mind and the body, straightening the path toward social competency, emotional stability, physical capability, and success.

Play behavior is a fundamental aspect of human nature, ingrained in the natural instincts of children. Certain elements in the environment spark joy effortlessly, allowing parents, caregivers, and teachers to witness the spontaneous reactions that bring forth pure delight in children.

As a like-minded play advocate, PlayCore is proud to partner with Dr. Stuart Brown, on furthering the advancement of play and helping our world understand why play is important for a child's development and critical for participating in play throughout life. Our work together thus far has resulted in several play concepts that promote attunement between family members.

Read more about Dr. Brown, The National Institute Play, and a preview of the articles in this treatise by visiting, PlayCore - Dr. Stuart Brown.

Dr.-Stuart-BrownDr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play


ScienceofPlay_2023-COVERTo request ​The Science of Play: A Treatise of Articles by Dr. Brown, 2nd Edition program, please use the link below. 

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