The importance of play
By Darell Hammond
Sept. 26, 2008
If I were to list the names of all the individuals who’ve told me that I have the best job in the world, I could fill a book. What do I do, you ask? I build playgrounds.
In 1995, I founded KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit that empowers communities across the nation to build great places to play. We work to provide play spaces for children because we understand the great impact that play can have on a child’s life.
Play is on the decline in America. While this statement may not at first seem alarming, it reflects a very negative trend in childhood development. [More]