Archive for Saving Play

Score with free play this school year

The 2014-2015 school year is officially here and with it the return of hectic overscheduled days for parents and children alike. Gone are the carefree summer days that gave children time to …

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Worldwide Day of Play: Join the #SavePlay Movement

Have you been on the popular blog Life Without Pink today? Playworld’s creative director Greg Harrison wrote a guest post on the topic of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.

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On September 20th, …

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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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