Archive for Saving Play

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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Finalists announced in KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge

In May we told you about KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge (PEC), a national competition that will award innovative, replicable ideas in city redevelopment and design that make play easy, available and fun …

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Recess makes kids smarter

Shwetha Ramani is a freelance communications professional who grew up in India and is now exploring the world of PR on the other side of the world, in the U.S. She lives

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Saving play: PlayCubes at Chinatown Park

This spring, Bostonians witnessed the installation of new playground equipment in the form of PlayCubes, iconic sculptural playforms offering infinite possibilities for open-ended play, at Chinatown Park on The Rose Kennedy Greenway. …

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Scratching the June itch: keeping kids focused with play

Photo - James Simons Elementary School, Charleston, SCWe anticipate it every year. Summer is quickly approaching and school is coming (or for some already has come) to an end. A few months off from school bring a more carefree …

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Subbing Play for Sweets in Year-End Festivities

FullSizeRenderIt’s that time of year. The end of school is near and the weeks are filled with special events and ceremonies that culminate all the hard work students have done since September. …

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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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