PlayBrief-thAn easy-to-read pamphlet available in six languages to help teachers and parents understand the importance of play and how to integrate it into daily practice. Play is the way children learn and build skills necessary for critical thinking and leadership.

Play: EarlyAn 8 page policy brief educating policy makers on the importance of play for early learning. Based on the work of the late Dr. Patricia Monighan Nourot and dedicated to her memory, it was written and edited by Jean Tepperman, Action Alliance for Children.

BANANAS is no longer distributing these play pamphlets.  To order the pamphlets, please visit; email ECF at or call 415-733-8576.