Research on the Benefits of Play

Over the last 40 years a number of researchers have studied the diverse and important benefits of play. Three of the best known are Stuart Brown, MD, Founder of the National Institute of Play, O. Fred Donaldson PhD who created what he called Original Play, and Stanley Greenspan, MD, who developed the Greenspan Floortime Approach. 
Eleanor has studied with Fred Donaldson and talked with Stuart Brown in person.