Research

We believe that when kids play, we all win. Here's proof.

The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids – and play is critical to their ability to thrive. But Red Rover, fort building, dress up, and kickball are increasingly becoming a thing of the past as many forces conspire to make it more difficult for children to get the balance of active play they need.

Today, we see a healthy balance of play falling victim to TV, video games, structured schedules, declining recess time, and a lack of access to safe play spaces.

In this section, we'll explore the benefits of play for kids, as well as the harms that affect communities when kids don't have access to play.

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