Why is Play Important?

Ready to play?
You can watch our products in action with videos posted on YouTube or go to Shop Now and click on the game you would like to watch. Have fun!

Youtube Shop Now
Why is Play Important?
Child Parent Educator Wheel

Did you know, play, along with instruction and life experience make up the three ways we learn. Play is essential for developing skills beyond formal instruction, thinking skills that support decision making, creativity, and strategy. We invite you to step inside our SimplyFun world and discover the fun of learning through play!

Videos from our Play Advisory Council
Dr.Toni Linder and play expert Matt Brown are founding members of SimplyFun's Play Advisory Council who have helped identify key learning and skill elements in our award-winning games. Hear why they think play is so important!


What We Are Reading — Books
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul By Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan
Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul
By Stuart Brown and Christopher Vaughan
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings By Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings
By Kenneth R. Ginsburg
Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less By Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Diane Eyer
Einstein Never Used Flashcards: How Our Children Really Learn - and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less
By Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Diane Eyer
The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life By Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Rebecca Jackson and Dr. Robert Pressman
The Learning Habit: A Groundbreaking Approach to Homework and Parenting that Helps Our Children Succeed in School and Life
By Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Rebecca Jackson and Dr. Robert Pressman
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition By Toni Linder Ed.D., Tanni Anthony Ph.D., Anita Bundy Sc.D. OTR, Renee Charlifue-Smith M.A. CCC-SLP, Jan Hafer Ed.D., Forrest Hancock Ph.D., Cheryl Rooke M.A. CCC-SLP
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment, Second Edition
Toni Linder Ed.D., Tanni Anthony Ph.D., Anita Bundy "Sc.D. OTR", Renee Charlifue-Smith "M.A. CCC-SLP", Jan Hafer Ed.D., Forrest Hancock Ph.D., Cheryl Rooke "M.A. CCC-SLP"
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, Second Edition By Toni Linder Ed.D., Tanni Anthony Ph.D., Anita Bundy Sc.D. OTR, Renee Charlifue-Smith M.A. CCC-SLP, Susan Dwinal OTR, Jan Hafer Ed.D. Natasha Hall M.S. CCC-SLP and Forrest Hancock Ph.D.
Transdisciplinary Play-Based Intervention, Second Edition
By Toni Linder Ed.D., Tanni Anthony Ph.D., Anita Bundy Sc.D. OTR, Renee Charlifue-Smith M.A. CCC-SLP, Susan Dwinal OTR, Jan Hafer Ed.D. Natasha Hall M.S. CCC-SLP and Forrest Hancock Ph.D.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is intended for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinions or ideals of the company.