Risk, Fear, and Freedom: a Plea to Parents

Children hunger for a taste of freedom. They are strongly driven to get to grips with the people, places and things around...

Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim

All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian,...

Turning Blight into Play Spaces

For any Philly parent or child who’s visited the Please Touch Museum, the Imagination Playground is a familiar destination. A carpeted space...

Mental Health Crisis in Teens is Being Magnified by Demise of...

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for...

The Importance of Small World Play for Toddlers!

If, like most parents of younger children, you want toys which inspire imaginative creative play while facilitating learning and development for growing...

OPINION: Can this 12-step Program from Finland Aid U.S. education?

We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland. We wanted to see what the United States could learn...

In Defense of Play: What Will it Take to Get Parents,...

The first time I taught a course on play, I used the term Play Defenders. I told my students, as future early childhood educators,...

Tipping the Scales of Child Sexual Abuse

“Predators aren't just strangers. They can be highly educated. They can be very well-respected in the community. It could be a family member, it...

The Boy Scouts of America: Proudly Sponsored by the NRA

Like a “Shooting Sports” merit badge stitched to a Boy Scout’s sash, gun culture is part of the fabric of American childhood. While parenting...

On Super Bowl parade day, a look at how the Eagles...

As the city celebrates the Super Bowl champion Eagles, it is easy to forget their actions off the field -- including their generosity to...

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