It was an incredible feeling seeing the faces of these children running into the huge pile of toys, throwing toys all around in an attempt to make sure they pick their "most favorite, most bestest ever Transformer."
On Saturday October 3rd, the public in New York City's Central Park will have a chance to enjoy The Ultimate Block Party -- a day of free family fun and the launch of a movement in support of playful learning.
Fall is upon us, and kids are heading back to school. Sadly, for too many children that means 7 hours a day with no free play. That's because more schools are slashing recess to make time for the "serious" classroom subjects.
After 37 years of performances, you'd think that a show would lose its luster. At some point, the performers would lose their passion or precision for their tricks. But that's not the case for Paul Magid.
There is no doubt that "play" is under appreciated, even misunderstood. So it was significant to me that the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival boldly embraced play and added a whole track to its agenda called "the promise of play."