” [ Play is ] one of our brain’s favorite ways to learn. When children are active participants in their education, they gain more from the experience, are more engaged in the learning process, and do better in school. Play allows us to test our capabilities, as all forms of learning should. It stimulates children’s learning abilities by fostering creativity, building critical thinking, sparking intellectual curiosity, and facilitating learning by doing. Learning by doing deepens our engagement and understanding significantly, and strengthens the most important pathways our brains use to learn and develop.
The way we see it at LEGO Foundation is that play is not a luxury; it’s the way to support brain development and our children’s potential. This is why we see play as a serious solution to the challenge of fostering vital skills in our children, and preparing them to navigate today´s world.” – Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO of the LEGO Foundation
Head over to Forbes.com to read the rest of the interview with Dr. Grob-Zakhary: The Transformative Power of Play And Its Link To Creativity, published January 25, 2014.