Powerful article on the importance of play

There was a really powerful article written recently in the The Independent by Dr Peter Gray on the importance of play in childhood development and why the UK government’s plans to make school days longer and holidays shorter are misguided. I think there are also lessons to be learned from this article for adults too – and why play is important in general throughout people’s lives to support well-being, let alone creativity.

“Give childhood back to children: it we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less”