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Let's Be Honest - Does Play Really Matter?

Click the image above to watch "This Is Me", a short video on the child's right to play from the International Play Association (IPA).

(This video was made by PlayAtlanta's Cynthia Gentry in her role on the Board of…

Added by Cynthia Gentry on June 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Dreams for Atlanta!

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…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 26, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Defining Play

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…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 2, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Simple Reminder of the Right of All Children to Play

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

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…


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 Needs More Recess

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…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 10, 2010 at 9:00am — 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…


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



Watch this video to see why play matters!! 

Aqui esta en Español: 

FANTASTIC blog about playgrounds: Playscapes



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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