Michael Rosen’s Book of Play

Why play really matters, and 101 ways to get more of it in your life

Michael Rosen’s Book of Play cover

When did you last make time for play?

Today, we don’t get nearly enough play in our lives. At school, kids are drilled on exams, while at home we’re glued to our phones and screens. Former children’s laureate and bestselling author, Michael Rosen, is here to show us how to put this right – and why it matters so much for creativity, resilience and much more.

Packed with silliness, activities and prompts for creative indoor and outdoor play for all ages – with specially illustrated pages for everything from doodling to word play and after-dinner games.

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About the author

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is one of the best-loved figures in the children’s book world, renowned for his work as a poet, performer, broadcaster and education campaigner. His books include ‘Michael Rosen’s Book of Play’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, ‘Michael Rosen’s Sad Book’ and ‘Totally Wonderful Miss Plumberry’. He is Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London.