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Play is essential for child development... 

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... but did you know that it's important for the rest of us, too?

Today, I'd like to share some of my favorite play-based books, articles, videos, and websites. I hope these resources encourage you to play more!

My favorite TED Talks on this topic...

My favorite books about play...

Play on the web...

Gameschooling with My Little Poppies

Gameschooling: An easy way to add more play!

Be sure to check out our gameschooling resource page for everything you need to get started:

Gameschool Resource Page | My Little Poppies 

Gameschooling with My Little Poppies

Podcast episodes about play...

Gameschooling: Learning Through Play

{Episode 11}

The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

Cait is a game-master, Kara wants to be, but things keep getting in the way… like directions. So in today’s episode, Cait shares amazing ideas for adding more games to your days, for both learning and fun. The sisters talk favorite games old and new, games for certain subjects like science and math, why it’s OK to NOT love a game even if everyone else does, and the many, many lessons kids can learn from growing up playing. 

Join us as we roll the dice, spin the wheel, and share easy tips for incorporating more games into your homeschool- such a fun way to learn together!

Gameschooling by Subject

{Episode 54}

The Homeschool Sisters Podcast

In this episode, the sisters dive into gameschooling by subject. This is Cait's forte, so Kara does the interviewing, while Cait fills us in on favorite games for each subject.

The sisters also chat about a few popular games, and how games can make all the difference during the holidays. (Games are so hygge!)

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Gameschooling on the web:

Gameschooling with My Little Poppies

This is the My Little Poppies gameschooling page! Lots of resources and play-based articles.

Never Board Learning

Never Board Learning is a private online community for creative parents and educators who enjoy play-based learning and gameschooling. Never Board Learning features a private (non-Facebook) community forum, guest speakers, Q and As, day in the life family spotlights, and a growing resource library filled with challenges, documentation resources, and print-and-play activities. Read more about Never Board Learning here!