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.
Quiz: Find Your Happy Place
Take this short quiz to find out what "play vitamins" are missing from your life.