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


    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.

  • 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!