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March 2010 Blog Posts (4)

How Can We Be Anti-Luddite AND Pro-Play?

David Elkind, professor emeritus of child development at Tufts University, has a great op-ed in today's New York Times called Playtime is Over. The best recess coaching program around? Playworks!

Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 28, 2010 at 10:34am — No Comments

Doctor's Orders: Get Outside and Play!

Send the attached document to your pediatrician and help him/her spread the word about the importance of play. PLAY PERSCRIPTION.pdf If you would like the file personalized for your doctor just send us a note. We'd be glad to fix it up for you. The back of the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Could Play Be the World's Common Language?

These children from the Acholi Quarter in Uganda spent their afternoon yesterday drawing pictures for the Playable Kids International Design Competition. They are lovely pictures and we are so happy to have them be a part of Playable Kids.

Children all around the world have been excited by the request to draw what play feels like to them and it has me…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 6, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

If Only I Could Read Polish

I was looking to see where most visitors to our Playable 2010 website came from and discovered that a blog from Poland was one of our biggest sources. It's the blog for Pracownia K. Architektura + Dzieci, which I gather is an architecture and design firm there. Other than "architektura" I can't read a word of Polish, but the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 5, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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