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.
Best type of play? Let kids do what they want
When considering the best type of play for kids, free play is the answer. Free play is when kids are allowed to do what they want with whatever materials are available to them. Experts say that engaging in this type of play strengthens brain development.
Getting the most out of child’s play
Children who are active in outdoor play live overall healthier lives. According to the Michigan Sate University Extension, this kind of engagement creates immunity towards colds and the flu, along with better social and motor skills.
Where The Wild Things Play
Berkeley Adventure Playground allows kids to engage in free, unstructured play. Located in San Francisco, California, the playground offers a wide variety of tools for kids to play with and let their imaginations run wild.