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A Vote in Favor of Recess

Read it and weep happy tears...

Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 15, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments

Remembering What Was Learned at Play

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reflects on the benefits of street play when he was a child in Brooklyn, NY. The inset is a picture of Senator Sanders and his older brother in front of the same building.

This is NOT a political statement. Click on the image above to see a…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 13, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Creativity and Play - Simply Inseparable

My grandson, the artist, at work

My four-year-old grandson loves to draw the wind with pink and green crayons. When I first noticed this I asked him to tell me what those squiggly little lines on his paper were. He stopped drawing and looked closely into my eyes as if attempting to discover what was wrong with me. He…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Play Is Valuable and Powerful All By Itself

Grandson Wyatt at play

Without fail the picture gracing the place of honor on my iPhone is of one or more of my grandchildren doing what kids under five do best - playing just for the heck of it. There…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 4, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Declaration on the Importance of Play

Did you ever wonder WHY play was important? The International Play Association has just released their Declaration on the Importance of Play. IPA President Theresa Casey says,

“It has never been more…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

How To Prepare Your Child for a Great Future

Recent issue of PlayRights, the magazine of the International Play Association

I am struck by how the things I love to do today are so reminiscent of how I played as a child. When I was a little girl I would always get the kids in the…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 24, 2014 at 1:21pm — 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

A Playground Rises in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta

Bank of America volunteers ready theWoodruff Park playground for the big day.

 

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed will unveil a playground in the most surprising of places - downtown Woodruff Park on the corner of the city's two most famous streets, Peachtree…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 14, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Something To Consider

"A city that has no room for the child is a diabolical thing."

 Aldo van Eyck

Look around the City of Atlanta.  Are we making room for our children? Are we thinking of children when we design shiny, hip and splashy mixed-use…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 12, 2012 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

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

And the Winner Is......

Jeff Santos, a video game designer from Canada won the first ever Playable10 International Design Competition with his ATL design for Woodruff Park. The competition was sponsored and organized…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Children MUST Play at School

Is this boy playing or practicing for a brilliant future as a cinematographer?



Read this article from today's Washington Post about the importance of play in schools.

Some mind-blowing excerpts:

"A more recent study showed that certain kinds of fantasy play, in which students plan the roles they're going to… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 21, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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