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"Play. That's the best way kids learn -- doing something they enjoy." Trish Thomas, America's Most Playful Family Contest winner
Recess periods are shrinking. Homework is increasing. Tag, soccer, and even running are getting banned on the schoolyard. Cities are building new schools without playgrounds.
Most kids aren't getting enough space and time to play during the school day, despite countless studies proving that play is vital to children's learning and health. Here are 5 reasons we need to save play in our schools:
Join us to defend our children's right to play by signing a Back-to-School Pledge!
When you sign, we'll get you started with a PDF copy of How to Save Play at Your School -- featuring 15 action ideas for teachers and parents to make school grounds and school days more playful.