Playworks Minnesota Featured in August’s Minnesota Monthly

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Have you checked out the August issue of Minnesota Monthly? In it you will find an expansive feature on Playworks and the state of play in Minnesota. The article includes interviews with Playworks’ Founder and CEO Jill Vialet, Coach Heather and Heights Principal Jayne Ropella. The story also highlights how play is becoming serious business in the state of Minnesota, both at school and home. The University of Minnesota’s Shirley G. Moore Lab School, Play from Scratch and the Minnesota Children’s Museum are all featured alongside Playworks in the story.

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