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At 60, the President’s Council is finding new ways to inspire change
August 11, 2016
If you ask a grown-up of a certain age about the Presidential Youth Fitness Test, you are likely to get one of two responses. Half of the people (and I admit to being one of these),... »
Help every child feel welcome back to school this fall
August 9, 2016
This fall new students and new classrooms mean children need some help adjusting. We can help make this easier by playing games to help children get to know each other. Here are six games... »
Get involved and support play.
August 8, 2016
We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. As a friend and supporter of Playworks, here's how you can help bring out the best in more than 700,000 kids across the... »
Jill Vialet on what districts can do to encourage learning through play
August 8, 2016
Why are we so quick to dismiss play as a force for learning? As Playworks CEO and founder Jill Vialet notes,"Consider something as simple as a game of foursquare. For kids to keep the game... »
How the Aspen Institute is inspiring collaboration among youth sports leaders
August 4, 2016
“There’s a lot of things we can do to put [playing] back in—number one, making sure kids have recess at school. That’s where they’re spending most of their time. That is just as important... »