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The ‘Ultimate Block Party’ Takes Center Stage

Posted on: January 7, 2011

This week the Ultimate Block Party was featured in the New York Times’ article, “Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum.” The article reveals that the culture of play is vanishing in society and being replaced with television, organized after school activities, and academic prep. Playtime has lost value in our culture, and scientists, psychologists, educators, and others are trying to change this perception through community outreach activities like the Ultimate Block Party. Click here to read more…


1 Response to "The ‘Ultimate Block Party’ Takes Center Stage"

Great work! This NYTimes article has created amazing buzz about the value of play. So glad to have Play for Tomorrow working to restore the culture of play. Congratulations!

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