The LEGO Foundation

Learning through play


The LEGO Foundation aims to build a future in which learning through play empowers children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners. We are dedicated to re-defining play and re-imaging learning to ensure children build the broad set of skills they need to thrive and succeed.

Why do we need to re-define play? We believe that play is extremely undervalued both in its own right and as a means to learning and developing. This stems from the misconception that play is something we do outside of the sphere of learning and development – and as such is a ’nice to have’ rather than a ‘need to have’. We need to reverse this by changing the perception of play to the essential and fundamental need it is. Likewise, learning needs to be re-imagined because in many countries around the world we are simply going about it in an outdated manner that does not equip our children with the skills they need now – and even more in the future. Our children need skills that will enable them to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners who are able to collaborate, communicate, think critically and be creative. We believe that learning through play is the best way to develop those skills.