Coalition Building Committee

We are working to encourage everyone that cares about play and its value to society to join with us and become a member of the coalition. There is no membership fee. Instead we require your commitment to play and your willingness to share information about play and its value with colleagues, members of your organization, and others when appropriate. We also ask that you share with us any information you come across that provides evidence for the value of play.

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Joan Almon (Co-Chair), Alliance for Childhood, joan.almon@verizon.net
  • Danielle Marshall (Co-Chair), KaBOOM!, dmarshall@kaboom.org

 

 

"Play Time" exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art - May 22 to September 6 - The contemporary art show Play Time poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play—the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills—strictly for kids?

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  • Play Day at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville Texas - August 2 - Play Coalition member Diana H. Cortez-Castro and her pre-service teachers from University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley will be promoting diversity and children's right to play!

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  • Sacramento Play Summit - September 12 - The 3rd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.

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  • International Walk to School Day 2015 - October 7 - International Walk to School Day 2015 will fall on Wednesday, October 7th. Communities and schools are using Walk to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old.