Guest Blog – Play: The Fountain of Youth – The Role of Play In Adult Neurogenesis

  • Drum Roll please! Our Annual Conference Has a New Name!

  • Guest Blog – Is the Global Perception of Risk Destroying Play Opportunities for Children?

    by Blair Barrows, M.Ed Candidate, Special Education Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

  • Guest Blog – Early Childhood Education Making Headlines around the Country

    by Greg Harrison, CMO, Playworld

  • Grant Winners Announced at the 2015 Play Conference

  • 2015 Play Conference was One for the Record Books

  • 2015 PLAY CONFERENCE SPEAKER SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

    The Play Conference is ONE MONTH AWAY!! And now the Speaker Schedule is online with close to 100 presentations as well as numerous opportunities to play, network, and collaborate. It is a gathering not to be missed!

  • Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’

    “Childhood should be a time of freedom and play, not building a résumé for college.” Dr. Peter Gray, one of our keynote speakers for the 2015 Play Conference, was quoted heavily in this NY Times blog.

  • "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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  • Playground Maintenance Training in Tukwila, Washington - October 21 to October 22 - The Playground Maintenance Certificate of Completion Program is an affordable, entry-level program to provide the knowledge required to perform regular inspections of play spaces. The two-day multimedia training program delivers practical information through print resources, presentations, and hands-on training. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive a Certificate of Completion which serves as evidence of their newly acquired skill and knowledge. Email pmt@clemson.edu for details.

    2016 Play Conference - April 3, 2016 to April 6, 2016 - Mark your calendars because you will NOT want to miss this!! After five years, the Conference on the Value of Play is getting a reboot! Starting with a change in dates – because April showers are way more fun than power outages and sleet – there are BIG PLANS for the 6th Annual Play Conference. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked because spring has sprung – and so have we! More details to come!