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Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

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***Play Is Essential Series: Child Development***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. For young children, free play in nature is a powerful tool to spur physical, moral, and mental development. As the new school year begins, this essay from NAEYC is an important one for parent and teachers to read.

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Source: Outdoor Play Is Essential to Whole Child Development | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC YC | Young Children Journal

 

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Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

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***Play Is Essential Series: Play & Creativity***

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          All human creativity and development emerge from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the fundamental principle behind my book in progress “Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life” and its related resource guides. Today’s post from the Medium offers reflections and insight into this important truth.

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Source: Hacking Creativity: How Play Is Crucial To Your Success

 

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School holidays Melbourne 2017: Fitzroy Adventure Playground lets kids’ imaginations run wild | Herald Sun

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***Play Is Essential Series: Adventure Playgrounds***

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           Adventure Playgrounds are beginning to pop up in many different places, offering great outdoor play experiences for young people. Today’s post describes the Fitzroy Adventure Playground in Melbourne, Australia.  It is a playground in a low-income area and is open to all youngsters living in the community. This would be a wonderful idea for any community to adapt to its own needs.

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Source: School holidays Melbourne 2017: Fitzroy Adventure Playground lets kids’ imaginations run wild | Herald Sun

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Adventure Playgrounds Everywhere!

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US Play Coalition: Supporting Play for All Ages

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***Play Is Essential Series: Working Together for Play for All***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing–this is the foundation of my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. The US Play Coalition, located at Clemson University in South Carolina, brings together a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations supporting play for all ages. Today’s post brings you to their website and information about next year’s annual conference. Explore the website in depth and learn more about supporting play in your community.

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Source: Home – US Play Coalition

 

The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Play for People of All Ages!

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The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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***Play Is Essential Series: Great Playgrounds in US***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. One of the important ways a community can support play is through the creation of playgrounds that offer inclusive opportunities for everyone. Today’s post shares with you the latest list of best playgrounds from Play Across America. You may find some good ideas here for your community.

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Source: The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Play Across America!

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Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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***Play Is Essential Series: Cities Supporting Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. KaBOOM! has been looking at and supporting play in communities for many years. Their annual award for playful cities is a useful gauge of how seriously communities take the importance of play. Is your community in this year’s list?

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Source: Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of KaBOOM! and Play for Children!

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Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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***Play Is Essential Series: Why & How to Get Kids Outside***

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            Play is essential for all human development: the interactions among playing, making, and knowing are the foundations of civilization. Play is one of the three basic elements for transforming our schools into healthy places for children to learn. Today’s post is an interview with Angela Hanscomb, creator of TimberNook and author of Balanced and Barefoot, about the importance of outdoor play in the development of children. Thanks to HuffPost for the share.

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Source: Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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***Play Is Essential Series: Recess Time in Schools***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the core philosophy of my work in progress Shaping Lives. Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. One of the big mistakes schools have made over the last 25 years is to eliminate or shorten recess and other chances for kids to move around. Today’s post shares the story of how increasing recess time in one Texas school resulted in good things happening.

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Source: Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

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***Play Is Essential Series: The Wisdom of Peter Gray***

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          Peter Gray is the wisest professor in any school of education. What I find exceedingly frustrating is that education policy makers in the US pay absolutely no attention to the research that really matters about child development so we continue to deprive children of what is most necessary for their healthy development. Thanks to Aeon Essays for sharing this.

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Source: Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

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42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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***Great Infographics Series: Importance of Play***

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          Looking for some great quotes and posters on the importance of play in children’s lives? Today’s post shares a whopping 42 with you!

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Source: 42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in Human Development!

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