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Learning Through Play - Parent's Articles

Effort to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum

Parents are embracing a growing movement to restore the business of play to the lives of children - NY Times...more

A Box? Or a Spaceship? What Makes Kids Creative

Creativity in American kids is rapidly declining as rote learning and testing crowd out less structured academic activities....more

Want to get your kids into college? Let them play

Want to get your kids into college? Experts say, "Let them play!"...more

Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School

New research shows that teaching kids more and more, at ever-younger ages, may backfire....more

The Four Secrets of Playtime That Foster Creative Kids

Our world is increasingly filled with play that makes kids passive consumers instead of active creators. Here's how we can change that....more

The Case for Play: How a handful of researchers are trying to save childhood.

Researchers explore the critical need to embrace and protect our kids' access to authentic, unstructured play experiences....more

The Creativity Crisis

The Creativity Crisis: For the first time, research shows that American creativity is declining. What went wrong—and how we can fix it....more

Let the Children Play (Some More)

Research suggests play has long term positive effects into adulthood, and it’s crucial that”goof-off time” not be limited to summer vacation....more

The 3 R’s? A Fourth Is Crucial, Too: Recess

New research suggests that unstructured play time may be as important to a child’s academic experience as reading, science and math....more

Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them

New research in cognitive neuroscience helps clarify when young brains are best able to grasp fundamental mathematical concepts....more

A Creative Mom Uses 36 Cube to Build Early Math Skills!

A creative mom took “The World’s Most Challenging Puzzle” and made it an age-appropriate math challenge for her young learner!...more

The Importance of Play in the Homeschool Curriculum

If you’re a fan of ThinkFun, you know that they create their fantastic games with the belief that children learn best while at play....more

Board games teach life’s important lessons

The Board Game Family shares critical life lessons kids learn by playing games ...more

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