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Benefits of Play

Stressed Out in America: 5 Reasons to Let Your Kids Play

Katie Hurley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Katie Hurley

Play is the most natural learning style for children. They learn from play from the very first moment they shove wooden blocks into their mouths and they continue to learn through more advanced play as they grow.

12 Spectacular Reasons To Play

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Ann Darley

I once worked for two men. One was a stuffed shirt, the other a-laugh-a-minute guy. Guess who I gave my best to? Playfulness inspires trust and loyalty.

Dr. Toy on Toys as Tools for Learning

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 03.05.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

We should be concerned about the demise of recess, the extent of serious health issues of young children and the failure of schools to produce well-balanced children who are able to read, write, compute, communicate and also play and interact successfully.

In Defense of Play

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 12.17.2012 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

Everyone loves to play. How many of us have listened to guilty confessions from friends and family who sneak off for "bathroom visits" to finish a game of online scrabble?

The Essential Ingredient You May Be Missing For Happiness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Incorporating just a bit more play in your life, or even changing the way your relate to playful activities that you're already doing, can have great benefits in your life. Choose to sprinkle some of this in today.

Parenting: The Lost Art Of Play

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jim Taylor

Don't forget the main reason children should have plenty of playtime: it's fun! You should do everything you can to allow your children to play with their friends spontaneously and freely as often as possible.