Play is an important part of development in childhood. It is a way for children to learn who they are, how the world works, solve problems, and to express feelings.

The Children's Discovery Centre will offer experiences in play that are unique and meaningful.

Below is a selection of research that explains the importance of play and its role in childhood:

 

A world without play: a literature review

Young children's interactions with science exhibits

Starting Young? Links between childhood and adult participation in culture and science: a literature review

The forgotten art of play

Children’s Museum Experiences: Identifying Powerful Mediators of Learning

iPads, Digital Play and Pre-schoolers

The power of play

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