Archive for Saving Play

World Congress of Play

I recently returned to Lewisburg after a few days in San Francisco at the World Congress of Play. The second annual conference brought together global manufacturers and retailers of traditional toys …

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Mama Bird Diaries blog features Playworld

Kelcey Kintner of the Mama Bird Diaries recently highlighted Playworld Systems in her post “It’s time to let your kid jump from the monkey bars (there is science behind this!).”

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Reflecting on …

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Playworld featured on Selfish Mom blog

Amy Oztan of the Selfish Mom blog recently highlighted Playworld Systems in her post “How free play changes kids’ brains.”

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Amy delves into the recent NPR piece “Scientists say child’s play helps …

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Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”

Unity Dome inside1 Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”The benefits of free play extend far beyond increasing muscle strength and endurance.

NPR’s “Morning Edition” last week reported a story highlighting scientific evidence that time spent on the playground rivals that …

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A Bumpy Road Makes for an Interesting Ride – Developing Resiliency through Child-Initiated Play

It’s likely we all remember the timeless nursery rhyme, “sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Parents often recite the rhyme after episodes of teasing and …

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Play – it’s just what the Doctor ordered

Have you heard about “Outdoors Rx,” a pilot program from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston? It’s a truly brilliant concept and one that can be emulated across the country.

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I …

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Reimagining traditional playground equipment for today’s children

My most cherished childhood memories took place playing outdoors – many of them on the playground. Times have changed and now children spend a great deal of their time inside, their attention …

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Talking Play at the National PTA Convention

lollitop Talking Play at the National PTA ConventionMembers of local parent-teacher associations (PTA) are often on the front lines of the recess debate. We realize that parents can be some of the best advocates for play in schools. Playworld …

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