Playground Ideas is a non-profit organization that supports anyone, anywhere to build a stimulating space for play using only local materials, tools, and skills. Over 1,400 people in 85 countries around the world have used their resources to build playgrounds in their communities.
Playground Ideas have released a groundbreaking report highlighting the most significant research findings on the impact of early play interventions, particularly for children living in poverty. Long-term studies have shown access to early play experiences boosts life outcomes substantially — 42% raise in yearly earnings, 44% increase in high school graduations, and 17% increase in bachelor degrees. Perhaps most important, play builds the critical skill of self-regulation, which underpins success for a lifetime. The report compiles the best research on play, spanning the fields of economics, psychology, child development, education and neuroscience. You can access the report via their website at: https://playgroundideas.org/caseforplay/