Resources / Links

Play and Playfullness


Dr. Stuart Brown: Play is more than fun

Peter Gray, PhD: The decline of play

Peter Gray, PhD: The End of Play: Why Kids Need Unstructured Time

Peter Gray, PhD: The Role of Play in the Development of Social and Emotional Competence

Professor Gordon Burghardt - The Origins and Diversity of Play

Jill Vialet - What Play Can Teach Us

Dr. Stuart Brown: The Neuroscience of Play

Fred P. Donaldson: The story of "Original Play" - Vortrag/Lecture in Deutsch/English

Frieden ist Kinderspiel - "Original Play"


Kefas Berlin: Playology

Dr. Stuart Brown: Consequences of Play Deprivation

Stuart L. Brown: Discovering the Importance of Play through Personal Histories and Brain Images

   - An Interview with Stuart L. Brown

Dr. Jaak Panksepp – The Importance Of Play

Dr. Jaak Panksepp: Can PLAY Diminish ADHD and Facilitate the Construction of the Social Brain?

Depressed? Your “SEEKING” System Might Not Be Working: A Conversation with Neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp

Dr David Whitebread: The importance of Play

Jaak Panksepp: Science of the Brain as a Gateway to Understanding Play

   - An Interview with Jaak Panksepp

Jeffrey Goldstein: Play in children development, health and wellbeing

Professor Peter Gray: How Early Academic Training Retards Intellectual Development

Professor Peter Gray: The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders

Professor Peter Gray: Playing with Children: Should You, and If So, How?

Gwen Dewar, Ph.D: The cognitive benefits of play: Effects on the learning brain

Impact and Implementation Findings from an Experimental Evaluation of Playworks

-  Effects on School Climate, Academic Learning, Student Social Skills and Behavior

Dr. Rachel E. White: The Power of Play

Hans Ruin: Framtiden finns i leken. Friedrich von Schillers estetiska brev griper in i dagens politiska debatt


Playworks: Studies on Play...


"Original Play"

The National Institute for Play