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The Importance of Family Play

Posted by: Rhonda June 20, 2017

Remember those long summer holidays of your childhood spent outside with friends, siblings, bikes, and balls? Staying out until it got too dark to see? Sadly, due to the changing norms in our society, these memories may likely disappear with our generation. It has become rare to see children playing freely out-of-doors.

However, as time for play becomes increasingly endangered in schools, it is more important than ever that children have opportunities for play at home. To help support this, our colleagues at TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment), created a set of Family Play Plans to give parents simple, inexpensive ideas for rich, creative, and sustainable family play. View them here, then share them with the families in your program.