All About Play


I was recently introduced to a wonderful blog about called “Play Makes Us Human” by Peter Gray, a Boston college research professor.  It is hosted on Substack, which gives the ability for readers to comment.  There is a free option in addition to paid subscriptions.  Check out a few of the blog posts below!

I could not individually link each post, so click here to view the entire page of blogposts.


Link to Blog Post 11: Age-Mixed Play II: It's Benefits for Social Development
Blog post #10: The special Value of Age-Mixed Play I: How Age Mixing Promotes Learning
Blog post #9: Why Adult Directed Sports Are No Substitute for Kid-Directed Play
Blog Post #7" Beyond Groos: A Biological Theory of Education
Blog Post #6 Qualities of Play that Make It Idea for Acquiring Skills

About Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen

A renowned national speaker and accomplished author, Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen is best known as the creator of Mother Goose on the Loose, an award-winning early literacy program. Her charismatic presentations always include an easily-understandable combination of research and practice. Recognized by the ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award for “revolutionizing the way librarians work with children from birth to age 3” and the 2018 Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries, Betsy’s passion is for helping children and the adults in their lives be the best they can be while sparking a love of reading.