Want to explore more? Here are just a few thought provoking references and resources for review and consideration. Each offers a new perspective on the science of learning, play and 21st century skills and more.
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Alliance For Childhood Report
Alliance For Childhood Report Video
The Playwork Primer, an introduction to play and playwork
Policy Brief – The Loss of Children’s Play: A Public Health Issue
A Case For Play: Get The Facts
Professionals At Play
Play Is A Four-Letter Word
Top 10 Ways Children Learn
Let The Play Revolution Begin
Building Unstructured Play Into the Structure of Each Day
NAEYC resources for educators, families and policymakers
Policy Brief – Restoring Play and Playful Learning to U.S. Kindergartens
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – “How Children’s Social Competence Impacts Their Well-Being in Adulthood”
The New York Times Online – “Effort To Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum”
Editorial – Can We Play?
The New York Times Online – “Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think”
Article – The Preschool Education Debates
Less Play Today Means Fewer Leaders For Tomorrow
The Huffington Post – “Somebody Come And Play”
New America Foundation – “Playing, and Reflecting on Play, in Central Park Next Weekend “
The Science Network – Video Interviews – Conversations at the Ultimate Block Party,
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and Rutgers University