This white paper seeks to understand the role and impact of learning through play at school. Over the
past five years, the LEGO Foundation and partners have examined the body of literature on learning
through play and concluded that play is educational when it is joyful, meaningful, actively engaging,
iterative, and socially interactive.

The LEGO Foundation takes a holistic view that learning comprises the full breadth of skills including
cognitive, social, emotional, creative, and physical. These redefinitions of play and learning provide the
frameworks for this study.