D.C.’s homeless children deserve a great play space. Let’s build one.
"Two dozen amped-up playgrounds have been unveiled across the District in recent months, with water slides and splash parks, a set of equipment shaped like musical instruments, a Disney-looking Native American village, a freestanding rhythm spinner, a zip line and an aerial rope slide. Except in the place where hundreds of homeless children live. Outside D.C. General, the abandoned hospital in Southeast Washington that serves as the city’s largest family homeless shelter, there are patches of crumbling asphalt and nothing resembling a playground."
Kids to Park Day
"GET OUT AND GO! Children, families, teachers, towns, and parks are gearing up for this year's Kids to Parks Day, a nation-wide day of outdoor play. This year's KTP Day will be held on May 17, the Saturday before Memorial weekend."
Re-imagine Learning Challenge
"As part of a three-year partnership with Ashoka, the LEGO Foundation has pledged more than $200,000 to challenge prizes alone. Enter today and help us learn about your vision for education in the 21st century!"
Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity
Playful learning allows children to be more hands on, critical thinkers. "Play gives children space to dream, discover, improvise, and challenge convention."
Play as a Community Builder
Play is essential to bettering our communities. Playing together teaches us how to work together and when we work together nothing is impossible. Let's better our communities, let's play!
Playground Safety: What To Look For
More than 200,000 children (age 14 and younger) are treated in US emergency rooms each year due to playground injury's. Read here to find out the Five S's of Playground Safety.
The Urgent Call of Nature
"in a world that’s increasingly noisy, dirty, crowded and manmade, doing so is getting harder and harder. In fact in 2008, for the first time in our history, there were more people living in cities than in the countryside, the upshot being that a significant percentage of the population now suffer from ‘nature deficit disorder’."