Case for Play

"The Power of Play in Children's Health" U.S. News & World Report, November 8, 2017

"Play is More Than Fun, It's Vital", Stuart Brown Ted Talk, May, 2008

"The Importance of Play", First Things First on PBS, May 15, 2015

"Why it's so Terrible That Poor Kids Aren't Getting Enough Playtime", The Atlantic, January 3, 2012

"The Play Deficit", Aeon, September 18, 2013

Taking Play Seriously”, The New York Times Magazine, February 17, 2008

Old- Fashioned Play Builds Serious Skills”, NPR, February 21, 2008

Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis”, The Atlantic, May 2, 2011

3 Ways to Close the ‘Play Gap’ Between Rich and Poor Kids”, Forbes, October 24, 2014

"The Future of Play", The LEGO Foundation, 2010

"Play=Learning", Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, & Dorothy G. Singer, 2006

"Now Playing" is a soon to be two hour television special that shines the light on the vital importance of play to our well being in every area of life. 

"The Benefits of Risk in Children's Play" is a short film that stresses the idea that children's risk-taking is important for becoming comfortable and secure in the world.

Less Structured Kids
Berliner Kinder: Berlin and its Playborhood”, Placemakers.com, November 13, 2014

Kids with Less Structured Time Better Able to Meet Goals”, Colorado Arts & Science Magazine, June 18, 2014

The Overprotected Kid”, The Atlantic, April 2014
 

Adult Play
Creating A Playground for People of All Ages”, People Make Parks, Fall 2006

Why you Need to Stop Thinking You Are Too Busy to Take Breaks”, Fast Company, August 21, 2014

"Must Have Play:Wellness Playgrounds for Elders", Musthaveplay.com, 2010
 

Economic Benefits of Play
Physical Activity Facilities Have Economic as well as Health Benefits”, American Trails, March 2010

Play England; An Economic Evaluation of Provision”, Play England, September 9, 2010 

Cities Want Young Families to Play and Stay”, Wall Street Journal, August, 2014
 

Examples of Playable Cities
Playable Cities: The City that Plays Together, Stays Together”, The Guardian, September 4, 2014
 

Building a Nature Playspace
"Nature Play: Nurturing Children and Strengthening Conservation Through Connections to the Land", PA Land Trust Association, February, 2015

"National Guidelines: Nature Play & Learning Spaces", Natural Learning Initiative, National Wildlife Federation, & US Forest Service, 2014