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Learning through play can improve children’s outcomes, regardless of background


In a new report, The LEGO Foundation has gathered evidence from 18 countries across the world to show learning through play can tackle inequality and improve academic outcomes for children from different socio-economic backgrounds.

Learning Through Play: Increasing impact, Reducing inequality shows the benefits of learning through play for children, especially for early brain development. Data in the report also suggests that learning through play represents the best long-term value for helping children.

The report draws on evidence from 26 studies of early childhood learning programmes, as well as interviews with the authors of the studies.

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