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Today I Glimpsed Total Joy

Angela Keck | Posted 10.19.2014 | Parents
Angela Keck

When was the last time I was that carefree? When was the last time I gave up total control over myself and let life, or friends, bounce me around? When was the last time I felt that joyously happy and filled with total abandon?

Play That Makes Memories

Christopher Byrne | Posted 06.21.2014 | Parents
Christopher Byrne

Memorable toys are those that aren't complete without the child, for a child's imagination is the best power source for a toy. Play has three direct benefits for kids: It allows them to have new experiences, explore the world and express themselves.

Here's an Idea... Don't Clean Up!

Rachel Cedar | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Rachel Cedar

If you sense that your child may be reluctant to put his toys or projects away, acknowledge the importance of his work by telling him he does NOT have to clean up.

Let's Not Forget About Recess!

Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff, | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff,

Recess is one of the few active, unstructured times in your child's academic day. It is imperative that children are given this time to run around, blow off steam and get regular exercise.

Play: An Unexpected Force in Jumpstarting Our Economic Engine

Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary | Posted 08.19.2013 | Impact
Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary

Taking creativity seriously, appreciating how it can drive innovation is something to which we all need to give more thought. It's why play, not policy, just might be the long-term solution to igniting a stalled global economy.

Occupy Childhood, or How I Learned to Love the Moment

Whit Honea | Posted 06.12.2013 | Parents
Whit Honea

My sons take their seats, the motor kicks on and the swings start turning to the right in a soft, careful circle. It is their spotlight. It is as wide as a slow dance and twice as wild. Their hearts beat accordingly. They pass me by again and again. The only thing that changes is the calendar.

4 of Play's Lesser-Known Benefits

Sadie Dingfelder | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Sadie Dingfelder

You probably already know that playing makes you smarter, more creative and happier. But if that research hasn't convinced you, consider the following.

New Mobile App Helps Parents Make Sure Kids Get Playtime

Megan Rosker | Posted 10.16.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

With all the guidelines handed out by pediatricians and experts on screen time, homework and diet, there is a lot of information a busy parent must keep track of. A new app can help.

Assistance at Playwrights Horizons

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

We all know them -- the beleaguered corporate assistants who are giving up any hope of personal time, relationships and sanity, all for the overriding ambition to be the next CEO, or at least have a better job title, or maybe, just maybe a raise.

Emerging Latino Voices Get To The Point: Short Films at Sundance

S.J. Main, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2012 | Latino Voices
S.J. Main, Ph.D.

This year's short films represented by Latinos and Hispanics offer a wide array of unique subjects and characters--from challenged love relations in the digital age to sisters battling grief through relieving a plugged milk duct.