The women in our study knew that play was important, although they didn't see it as an independent behaviour to be encouraged or promoted.
Playgrounds might have been closed, but play remains important for the social fabric of cities and for reimagining the possibilities that are open to us.
Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here's how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
When dads engage in active play with their kids they actually help them cope better with some of the challenges they'll face in life. And no reason why mums can't join in the fun as well.
Melbourne has its first playable art tram – a 32.5-metre-long musical score played via augmented reality. So what's the idea of playable trams and playable cities really about?
A recent report suggests reception classes should spend less time playing and more time focusing on literacy and mathematics.
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
As adults we often trivialise the value of play. But playing games lets us play with possibilities, see how they play out – and exploring alternative realities helps us see the familiar in new ways.
The truth about chess playing and intelligence.
Forget about the expensive gifts, for young children, it's all about the paper and the packaging this Christmas.
A study with pre-school children found that their motivation and interest improved when they believed they were part of a group.