MEDIA ALERT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2021 ILLINOIS PASSES LANDMARK RECESS BILL PROTECTING KIDS’ RIGHT TO PLAY Illinois Families for Public Schools’ Advocacy Succeeds with One of Strongest Bills in U.S. SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Illinois students in grades K-5 may have 30 protected minutes of recess starting this fall thanks to the hard…Continue Reading
IPA USA Town Hall “Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right”: The role of technology in the early childhood classroom and a conversation of the changes to the NAEYC Principles of Child Development.
On May 11, 2021, IPA USA hosted a Town Hall. I invite you to view the Town Hall and continue the conversation by responding to the questions within the Town Hall resources. The American Association for Promoting the Child’s Right to Play, IPA USA, invites you to a Town Hall Virtual Meeting. In the song My…Continue Reading
If interested in having a zoom conference call to discuss how your state can advocate for a similar bill, email Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line, put HB 1569 In a press release by Representative Jacob Rosecrants from Oklahoma, the following announcement was made. Congratulations Oklahoma on making play a part of each child’s…Continue Reading
Click on this link to download this useful resource for playing outside and limiting use of screens. https://www.safety.com/family/outdoor-safety-tips-for-kids/Continue Reading
The Covid 19 has presented numerous challenges for children’s development, cognitively, socially, emotionally, and physically. A major concern during the pandemic has been the overuse of technology, whether it was the need for virtual school experiences or an outlet for boredom when going outside or playing with friends was not feasible or safe. A study…Continue Reading
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
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
Are you concerned that schools will cancel recess? Are you concerned that as schools return from Covid 19, recess will be eliminated or shortened in order to “catch” children/students up from the lost time? Here is an article by Rebecca London on the Importance of Recess. recess researchContinue Reading
LPA is hosting our Virtual Mid-Winter Play Day, Sunday, February 14, 1-5pm(EST). This exciting fun FREE event is for all ages. The beauty of a Virtual Play Day is you can play from anywhere. See our flyers and the link below to sign-up. https://www.letsplayamerica.org/upcomingevents/2020/11/17/all-virtual-mid-winter-play-dayContinue Reading