“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.” Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry


Pop-up Adventure Play:  Great ideas for bringing adventure playgrounds to your own backyard.

Knoala offers thousands of expert approved activities for parents to enjoy with infants to preschoolers.


A Conversation with Dr. Alison Gopnik, What research shows about the value of play.

Bring back old-fashioned play.

Play in the Early Years: Key to School Success

The power of play to boost children’s development

More Threats to Preschoolers’ Play

Why Playing Outdoors Makes Children Smarter

The Importance of play

The Value of Risk in Children’s Play

The Over Protected Kid:  A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.

The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds

The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Development

Note: For additional articles go to “Brains Benefit from Play” under Brain Connection Resources.

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