There is a growing body of evidence and writing on the link between play, exercise and the healthy growth and development of our brain.

In sorting through relevant studies and articles, the following two links are worth highlighting for their simplicity, ease of reading and brevity. Gwen Dewar, PhD, is a biological anthropologist and founder of She wrote the following articles in 2008 about the benefits of play and exercise for children.


The Cognitive Benefits of Exercise for Children

The Cognitive Benefits of Play: Effects on the Learning Brain

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