Play Hard, Live Free: Where Wild Play Still Rules

NPR – Eric Westervelt “There are only a handful of these “wild playgrounds” in the country. They embrace the theory that free, unstructured play is vital for children and offer an antidote to the hurried lifestyles, digital distractions and...

Reconsidering Math as an Art Form

The Huffington Post – Lisa Burns “Imagine a classroom filled with enthusiastic students posing some delightful and engaging questions – What happens when I draw a triangle within a rectangular box? Is infinity a number?…In A...

Let Our Kids Go Free

Politico – LENORE SKENAZY “…gripped by the fear of extremely rare and random tragedies hammered home by a hyperventilating news cycle, we are actually putting our kids at risk for increasingly common health risks. There is something even sadder...

Build Nature Into Education

Nature – Stephen Kellert “The typical child in the United States now spends 90% of the time indoors. US children aged 2–5 engage in electronic media for an average of more than 30 hours per week; for 8–18-year-olds the figure is 52 hours. Most children...

Top Ten Toys For Smart Summer Breaks

Forbes – Jenn Choi “First, let’s agree that the only person on a break is the child. For parents, summer is the season of juggling between summer camp, working, vacationing, weekends away, back to school shopping, and making sure they do their summer...

Summer’s Here – Splash into Science

Change the Equation – Staff Writer “It’s officially the first week of summer and we’re feeling the heat! For many Americans, the beach and pool are favorite getaways. Seriously, there’s nothing like frolicking in cool water on a hot summer day. But, did...