Recently, a good friend of mine, a teacher at a local parochial school, announced via Facebook that her school was hosting a … [Read more...] about Obstacles to Play
All month, I've been talking about the importance of play. And all month, my focus has been on what adults can do to protect … [Read more...] about Kids as Advocates for Play
Play might be an internationally-recognized right of childhood, but as a society, we're not doing so well at protecting play. … [Read more...] about Protecting Play: In the Community
Kids come into the world with an innate need to learn, to understand and to create meaning, and for the first few years of … [Read more...] about Protecting Play: At Home
I'm worried about our kids. Yesterday, I started my day off with an 8 AM meeting with the middle school principal. The … [Read more...] about Kids & Play
Ok, that might be a bit inflammatory. But the recent news that in-utero exposure to phthalates affects boys' play preferences … [Read more...] about Are Plastics Turning Boys Into Girls?
Ever notice how your boys frequently make their biggest leaps when you're not looking? As you can probably tell, my … [Read more...] about Climbing Ahead
Is "No" your default response?Kids ask a lot of us, from morning until night. "Can I have cheesecake for breakfast?" "Can I … [Read more...] about Yes — or No?
Playdate (n.) -- 1. A scheduled opportunity for two or more children to play together 2. A … [Read more...] about Advanced Playdate Etiquette