April 29, 2016

Becoming Loudy ›

When Julia Masur transferred to Adelante Spanish Immersion School in Redwood City halfway through second grade, most of the kids had been together since kindergarten. “I didn’t have a ton of friends,” says Julia, “and it was hard adjusting. I wasn’t a super social kid—I was kind of a nerd—and it was a challenge for…

April 25, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: Rochester, NY ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I've launched a blog that I am calling "Bringing out the Best." I welcome your ideas and suggestions for stories!  Since beginning this blog, I’ve covered outdoor programs and early childhood education; longtime play advocates…

April 15, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: Dr. Terrie Rose ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I've launched a new blog that I am calling "Bringing out the Best." I welcome your ideas and suggestions for stories!  When you ask Dr. Terrie Rose about play and its role in the development…

April 1, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: Kevin Carroll ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I've launched a new blog that I am calling "Bringing out the Best." I welcome your ideas and suggestions for stories! “My actions may seem small, but their collective impact will be great!”  —Kevin Carroll…

March 24, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: Little Kids Rock ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I am launching a new blog called "Bringing out the Best." The idea is to highlight amazing work by Playworks’ partners to bring out the best in our communities through play. I am excited for this…

March 17, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: YES ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I am launching a new blog called "Bringing out the Best." The idea is to highlight amazing work by Playworks’ partners to bring out the best in our communities through play. I am excited for this…

March 11, 2016

Bringing Out the Best: Harper’s Playground ›

If you have seen a sea turtle moving around on land you can imagine how challenging that seems. However, a sea turtle in water is a completely different image of grace, ease, and enjoyment. Place and environment matter. That is why Harper's Playground has adopted the sea turtle as a metaphor for their work. Create…

March 2, 2016

Bringing out the Best: Notes from the Playground ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I am launching a new blog called "Bringing out the Best." The idea is to highlight amazing work by Playworks’ partners to bring out the best in our communities through play. I am excited for this…

February 24, 2016

Bringing out the Best: KaBOOM! Founder Darell Hammond ›

With the advent of Playworks’ 20th Anniversary and our aim of reaching 3.5 million kids in 7,000 schools by 2020, I am launching a new blog called "Bringing out the Best." The idea is to highlight amazing work by Playworks’ partners to bring out the best in our communities through play. I am excited for this…