UN Convention on the Rights of Children
WHAT IS IT? The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political,…
Why is Advocating for Play so Important? Alarming Trends Affecting Childhood IPA USA is deeply concerned by many alarming trends…
MINI GRANT OPPORTUNITY To be eligible for a grant, you must be a current member of IPA USA The USA…
IPA-USA carries forth the mission of its parent organization, IPA World. To accomplish the Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles, IPA-USA…
Join IPA-USA and Advocate for Play
If you believe that: • Play, along with the basic needs of nutrition, health, shelter and education, is vital for the development of the potential of all children;• Family participation needs to be strengthened by support systems such as play leadership;• Environments and programs to meet children’s real needs should be created. If you are…Read More
Wear Your Support!
Ready to take your support for play offline and out into the world? Working in partnership with TreeandBack, a small business with a like-minded mission to get kids outdoors and engaged in play, our Social Media, Outreach, and Advocacy committee has created a T-shirt, “Trees Over Screens”. …Read More
State Play Advocates
How does IPA/USA advocate for play across the nation? By having advocates like you at the local level. Not all support for this cause is monetary – sometimes the most important donation you can make is your time. We are in the process of expanding this network and would love your participation. Please feel free…Read More
Donate and Help Support Play
Your support can make all the difference in a child’s day. IPA-USA is a 501(c)(3), and your donation is tax-deductible.Read More
Articles and Discussions around the importance of Play. Members can find more in our Play Blast and eJournals!
Children should be having fun with friends, instead of extra lessons to catch them up, say experts in the United Kingdom. Please listen U.S.
“ Experts in child development are calling on the government to support a “summer of play” to help pupils in England recover from the stress of lockdown and a year of Covid upheaval. Call for ‘summer of play’ to help English pupils recover from Covid-19 stress Exclusive: children should be having fun with friends instead of…Continue Reading
Porch Play Chats are conversations with experts regarding topics related to play. Sponsored by the American Association for Promoting the Child’s Right to Play or more affectionately known as IPA USA. Porch Play Chats bring nuggets of information to help you incorporate more play into children’s day. To learn more about IPA USA, visit our…Continue Reading
Click on this article to see why the Industrial Model of Education is not the appropriate model for the 21st Century. After 100 Years of the Same Teaching Model It’s Time to Throw Out the PlaybookContinue Reading