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When Good Isn't Enough: From Building Playgrounds to Building a Movement

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Darell Hammond

Schools are cutting the most prevalent form of play in a kid's life, recess. Meanwhile, eight in 10 school principals report that recess has a positive impact on kids' academic achievement.

The Critical Activity Half Of Parents Neglect

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.04.2012 | Parents

If there's something that makes you feel nostalgic about the thought of children building forts in the woods and running barefoot through grassy backy...

Up Side of the Down Slide

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 02.11.2012 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

They have had their share of scrapes and bruises. But I love that my girls have band-aids on their knees and keep on running. When life knocks them down, which it will sometimes, I know they will rally.

My Beef With Playmobil

Devon Corneal | Posted 01.10.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Whatever your thoughts on gun control, hunting or the Second Amendment, can't we all agree that four-year-olds don't need toy hunting rifles? They don't fully understand the difference between real and pretend.

Pricey Summer Camp -- Is It Worth It?

newsweek.com | Julie Halpert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the first time since they each turned 6, Eva Rosenwald of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will not be sending her two children, Ruby, age 7, and Henry, 8 1/2...

Stage Door: Coward at Christmas, James Barbour, Shrek the Musical

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fern Siegel

Shrek the Musical at the Broadway Theater is notable for being loud and unnerving. The original film was layered; the musical translation is all campy surface. The Lion King this isn't.