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A free resource that provides inspiration and information about the importance of play to children's development, learning, and emotional health. We also explore how adults can learn from their children to become more spontaneously playful. So please join some of the world's experts on the benefits of play, as well as parents and educators, as we create the best play environments possible for our children (and ourselves!).

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Just Playing: Play is children’s work and yet it is curiously undervalued in our society. Teachers are even reporting that some children seem to have forgotten how to play. Read more.

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The Value of Dress-Up Play: Dress-up play isn’t just fun for little kids, it’s an important activity where they use their imaginations, build vocabulary skills, gain confidence, and more. Read more.

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Building Our Children's Imagination Through Play: It is when children disengage from reality in their play that they are actually learning the most about the world around them. Read more.

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Three Ways a Dirt Pile is Better Than Toys: A child can have hundreds of toys, but a dirt pile can be better than toys in terms of engagement and enjoyment. Read more.

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Where Kids Play: Playgrounds can be safe, fun places for kids. But they are constructed environments and kids also benefit from playing in the real world. Read more.

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The Intergenerational Play Project: The development of community-based experiential education programs in the art and wisdom of playing well with children. Read more.

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