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Play Everywhere

I love the idea of play being everywhere, not just at the playground. When I was a kid (oh,…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 16, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Design a City to Embrace Children, Please

This Capitol Hill (DC) treehouse has sparked debate among neighbors, with some saying it shouldn't have been constructed 20 inches over their property line into the alley. (Larry Janezich/Capitol Hill Corner)

Have you ever noticed…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on January 21, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A World Wakes Up to Play

Geneva, Switzerland - The launch event for the General Comment on article 31

It has been a wild ride the past several months as a group of friends (board members of the International Play Association) have worked day and night to prepare a launch to celebrate the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 29, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The Message on Education is CLEAR!

Please make a point to read this vitally important article by Peter Gray, "Children are Suffering a Severe Deficit of Play," from Aeon Magazine and from his new book. 

On Sunday I leave for a week long trip to Baltimore,…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 18, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

UN STANDS UP FOR CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO PLAY

International Play…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 1, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

This Guy Gets It!

“Play will be to the 21st century what work was to the industrial age—our dominant way of knowing, doing and creating value.”   - Cultural commentator Pat Kane

(from the Museum of Modern Art press release on the upcoming exhibit the Century of the Child)

Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 21, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

School Should Be The Window

In my high school we all chose quotes to go beneath our senior pictures. My quote was "I meant to do my work today, but a brown bird sang in the apple tree." I thought of that old quote today when I saw this cartoon by David Horsey of the Seattle Post Intelligencer. This makes me so incredibly…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 11, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

GREAT PLAY RESOURCES

WATCH THIS!!

Watch this video to see why play matters!! 

Aqui esta en Español: 

FANTASTIC blog about playgrounds: Playscapes

 

FIND A PLAYGROUND!!

Click for the Find a Playground app to put on your phone.

Playworks 2010-2011 PLAYBOOK

Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about play.

And, of course, KaBOOM! Find a playground, plan a Play Day, how to build a playground, and much, much more.

Playgroundology, an emerging social science. 

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Ethan's grandmother gave him a gift of $25. He gave $20 to ATOP so more Atlanta kids will have great places to play. He kept $5 to get something cool for himself. We think Ethan is pretty cool!

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