Helping Teens Understand the Importance of Play

This month our executive director, Stephanie Garst, has had a few opportunities to share the importance of play with teens.

  • 2016 PLAY CONFERENCE GETS A REBOOT!

    The US Play Coalition is beyond excited to announce that next year’s conference is NEW AND IMPROVED! In fact, it has been REBOOTED! New Dates, New Approaches, New Opportunities.

  • 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

  • "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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  • Sacramento Play Summit - September 12 - The 3rd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, the Sacramento Public Library and ScholarShare Speaks, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.

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  • Playground Maintenance Training in Sherwood, OR - October 1 to October 2 - 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.

    International Walk to School Day 2015 - October 7 - International Walk to School Day 2015 will fall on Wednesday, October 7th. Communities and schools are using Walk to School Day as the first step to change community culture and to create options for getting around that are more inviting for everyone, both young and old.