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  • Eureka! Play report: Play for Today

  • The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K

  • Passionate Instigator and Dynamic Problem Solver Dr. Kevin to Present Keynote Address: “Managing the Gift of ADD/HD Through Play And Creativity”

    Dr. Kevin, known for viewing ADD/HD as a "gift" that is "here to broaden the bandwidth of humanity" will be the keynote speaker for the US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play: Advancing Play. The 5th annual conference is scheduled for February 15-18, 2015, at the Madren Center at Clemson University.

  • Renowned Psychologist Peter Gray Latest Addition to the Keynote Lineup at 2015 Conference on The Value of Play

    Dr. Peter Gray, research professor of psychology at Boston College and author of an internationally acclaimed introductory psychology textbook, will give a keynote presentation entitled, "What Exactly Is Play and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?"

  • What every child should do before the age of 12

    ParticipACTION releases a ‘Play List’ to celebrate the second annual Longest Day of Play 

  • Don't overengineer kids' spontaneous play, children's organizations say

    ParticipACTION gives a list of unstructured play activities. Unstructured play is just as important as structured play!

  • Play Coalition Co-Chair Fran Mainella serves on Expert Panel for "Best & Worst Cities for Recreation"

    In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of public open spaces in their communities and finances, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture.

  • 3rd Global Conference: Play - November 1 to November 3 - Saturday 1st November – Monday 3rd November 2014 Prague, Czech Republic

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  • US Play Coalition’s 2015 Conference on the Value of Play: Advancing Play - February 15, 2015 to February 18, 2015 - This conference is an opportunity to share how you are implementing innovative strategies to engage your community in play. We also seek research that illuminates the diverse benefits of play including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive well-being. Our goal is to bring these many perspectives together and to facilitate the development of new methods of advancing the play movement. Keynote speakers include Dr. Peter Gray and Dr. Kevin Ross Emery.

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  • Active Living Research 2015 Conference - February 22, 2015 to February 26, 2015 - Mark your calendars for February 22 - 26, 2015 and plan to join ALR in sunny San Diego. Check the ALR website for updated conference details. Look for the Call for Abstracts to be released May 2014.

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  • 12th Active Living Research 2015 Annual Conference - February 22, 2015 - 12th Active Living Research Annual Conference will be held on February 22-25, 2015 in San Diego, CA. The conference agenda will include both research and practice/policy presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions is August 18th.

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