The Mayor of Calgary, Alberta Canada has released this video about the International Play Association Triennial Conference which will be in Calgary in September 2017. He gets it!! He really gets it!! For almost six years I have had the honor of sitting on the Board of IPA World and am thrilled that the…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Try though I may I have always found a definition of play to be elusive. It is like trying to define love. It is different things to different people. It changes. It is full of layers. This piece of paper is hanging on my studio wall. I took it from the General Comment (#17) on article 31 of the UN…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Thought it was time for a reminder of the simplicity and beauty of play. Plus, I just love the way the song accents the children.
Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 6, 2016 at 7:43pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 24, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments
I hope you enjoy this uplifting and fun video made by the International Play Association. It was created to celebrate the adoption of the General Comment on Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. That's a fancy way to say that the UN is making it a priority to let everyone know all children everywhere have the right to play! Check it out!
Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 20, 2013 at 8:52am — No Comments
This is a wonderful video shot in a New York CIty playground by a five-year-old in the act of playing. Apparently Mom strapped an iPod Touch to her and let her go. It's wonderful, in spite of the little bump in the road along the way. Enjoy!
(Thanks to Tim Gill for finding…
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 13, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
Atlanta's children need more recess and they need better recess. In 2011 we will launch Say YES To RECESS to help parents and schools work together to make Atlanta a place where every child gets recess every school day. Play is a critical part of a healthy childhood and a peaceful, organized and FUN recess is a…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 10, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments