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Bringing recess back to school

climber-greenIt’s mid-September and the 2016-2017 school year is in full swing. While that means plenty of classroom time for kids, it also means little time for recess in most districts.

Sadly, recess …

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What kids get from play that they can’t get from their classroom

climber-greenWhy do we send our kids to school?

It’s not a trick question. The answer is obvious: “To learn”. What’s much less transparent, however, is what exactly that means. What knowledge, skills, …

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Play is not a four letter word

Playworld Unity CanopyPlay is at the center of everything we do here at Playworld. It’s incorporated into our thoughts, decisions, actions and creations. We’re constantly making time for short bursts of play throughout our …

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Pokémon Go

pokemongo-1517819_1280Being an advocate for outdoor, unstructured play, I was skeptical at first when my teenage sons started raving about the new mobile app game Pokémon Go. Here I thought it was another …

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Debating the necessity of childhood: why questioning recess is ludicrous

For starters, it’s pretty absurd that I’m actually writing a post on why recess is necessary. Isn’t it obvious that it’s necessary? Turns out, it’s not. 40 percent of school districts in …

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What kids need from adults?

You might think kids today have it good – endless amounts of information at their fingertips, devices to occupy their time, emojis so they can talk in code to their friends and …

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Make the most of your extra day of play

Only once every four years do we get an extra day and 2016 marks a leap year. That means an added 24 hours – 1440 minutes to be exact of found time …

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Play like a champ: making every Sunday ‘super’

On Sunday, Playworld Systems Pursuit of Happiness Weekthe Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will go head to head in Super Bowl 50.

Super Bowl Sunday is no doubt an awesome day to hangout with friends, crack open …

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