Purposeful Play Produces Positives

A survey of 1,000 K-8 teachers and students finds nearly all (98 percent) students believe purposeful play helps them learn. Most (96 percent) teachers believe play with intent is an effective way for learning, according to a study by Wakefield Research.

Still, 40 percent of teachers use purposeful play only once a week or less, and nearly half (47 percent) too much time is spent on it.  

“Many teachers feel they can’t easily incorporate play into the classroom. But when you see students engaged and learning through play, it clicks,” says Dr. Jenny Nash, Head of Education Impact, U.S. for LEGO Education. 

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