Just released from the Developing Child at Harvard University a great resource and video on why play is so important. Check it out through this linkContinue Reading
Membership Benefit Summer 2021 Quarterly Play Blast is in the Membership Benefits and in your Email. View the Spring 2021 Quarterly Play Blast and Join IPA USA to receive this valuable benefit.
The IPA USA Quarterly Play Blast is the IPA USA’s Board way of keeping you up to date on the organization, new events and happenings, and opportunities to become involved in our work. The Quarterly Play Blast is just one of the valuable membership benefit, join us and stay in the loop. Play Blast Spring…Continue Reading
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 [email protected] 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 IPA USA Quarterly PlayBlast is a membership communication filled with the happenings and plans of IPA USA. I am attaching the Fall 2020 Quarterly PlayBlast so you can see what you might be missing. Play Blast Fall 2020 (1)Continue Reading
For those of you who may need to convince colleagues that play is the way children grow and develop, this 3 week course may be just what you need. Here is an overview: May 5th – 29th In this three-week course, we will explore play which is nature’s way to support child development. Understanding the…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