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Archive for February 2011

Do you remember the New York Times’ recent article,Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum?” The article was about the Ultimate Block Party and stressed the growing realization of how important play is for child development.  Well, this play revolution is continuing!  This month’s online (as listed on the front page of and in-print editions of Parenting Magazine has a great article about the importance of play and offers fun, easy, inexpensive, and effective ways for you to play with your child and give them the skills and experiences needed to have a successful and happy future!

Check it out!



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  • Amanda Gambill: Playworks is so happy to have the Ultimate Block party here in Baltimore! The event is going to be amazing! We are also looked forward to being the mo
  • Shaping Youth » AHA & Nintendo: Tag-Teaming Innovation To Get Kids Moving (Pt2): [...] “fun and games” started taking on an electronic, screen-based focus and child’s play shifted from the ramp-n-rev of the recess bell to bra
  • Beth Kimberly: Absolutely! Recess is an invaluable part of the school day. I love that, as you point out, "there were NO negative impacts of recess." I find it awful
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