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• Pinterest<p>Lately I've felt as though I'm part of a competition I didn't enter. It's called "Who Loves Her Child More?" And I seem to be losing--if the only way to succeed in it is to worry.<p>It started at the church carnival. My almost-4-year-old found one of the few rides she was tall enough to go …

10 Outdoor play ideas for winter | Recreational

We have had a wonderful holiday in Florida; it is so strange that we have so many different climates on this big continent. Being able to pick your …

Trim Recess? Some Schools Hold On To Child's Play

It's recess time at Ruby Bridges Elementary School and a third-grader is pummeling a plastic tetherball with focused intensity. He's playing at one of more than a half-dozen recess play stations on the school's sprawling cement playground — there's also wall ball, basketball, capture the flag, …

Articles for Families on Play

School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

Is it an extreme case of helicopter parenting or a smart move to keep kids safe?<p>That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.<p>No longer allowed at …

Why Can't My Kid Play Sports Just For The Fun Of It?

In a corner of the Billie Jean King Tennis Center, in the middle of the very competitive U.S. Open, there was one spot on Saturday where no one was keeping score. That would be over on Court No. 6, where, just steps away from where Rafael Nadal was scheduled to play, a gaggle of youngsters …

Wisdom from a MacArthur Genius: Psychologist Angela Duckworth on Why Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success

Creative history brims with embodied examples of why the secret of genius is doggedness rather than “god”-given talent, from the case of young Mozart’s upbringing to E. B. White’s wisdom on writing to Chuck Close’s assertion about art to Tchaikovsky’s conviction about composition to Neil Gaiman’s …

The Case For High School Sports

Last week, a provocative article appeared in <i>The Atlantic</i> titled "The Case Against High-School Sports." In a publication known for great journalism, the piece has received thousands of "Likes" on Facebook and evoked hundreds of comments, as it argues that high school sports hinder America's academic …

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Fall Prevention | Child Safety and Injury Prevention

We all want to keep our children safe and secure and help them live to their full potential. Knowing how to prevent leading causes of child injury, …

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Let the Children Play, It’s Good for Them!

Walk into any preschool and you’ll find toddling superheroes battling imaginary monsters. We take it for granted that young children play and, …

Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed …

See How You Can Save 87 Children from Drowning in a Home

A Playground Plea

<i>Hi</i><p>Folks! This post comes to us from Ian Proud, research manager for Playworld Systems, where he championed the development of the playground …