The LEGO Foundation is dedicated to building a future where learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged lifelong learners. Our work is about challenging the status quo by re-defining play and re-imagining learning. Re-defining play means changing the way people understand the importance of play – especially the huge value it has in helping children learn essential skills for life in the 21st century. To re-imagine learning we want to work with parents, carers, school systems, institutions and governments to use the transformative power of play to improve learning for millions of children all over the world.
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Why Play Matters
Play is our brain’s favorite way of learning. It has a deep impact on our cognitive, social, developmental and academic skills. Play stimulates children’s learning abilities by fostering creativity, which builds critical thinking, sparks intellectual curiosity, and facilitates 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.
This is why we see play as a very serious solution and fundamental to developing the vital skills needed for today´s world.
Our work is about re-defining play and re-imagining learning. We want to change the way that people understand the importance of play and the huge value it has in developing essential skills for life in the 21st century. We seek to help parents and education systems to use play to improve learning for millions of children around the world.
The 2014 LEGO Foundation Annual Report is now available.
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Current Research Partnerships
We have an extensive academic network and work with leading institutions including MIT in the United States and University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. The academic research in the LEGO Foundation is used to convene practices by providing tools, experiences and an engagement with important knowledge about the transformative power of play.