Category: #PlayMoreMN

Learning Through Play

Learning Through Play

Academic vs. Play-Based Education Educational curricula such as Every Student Succeeds Act, Race to the Top, and the Common Core State Standards have prompted a switch toward more academic-based education for our American youngsters. While these programs may have good...
What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

What Is #PlayMoreMN All About?

Ever feel in your gut that we’re putting kids under too much pressure these days? Hurry up or we’ll be late. Did you practice today? Where’s that assignment you’re supposed to turn in? Pay attention or you’ll never learn. Not now. At...
Play Boosts Innovation!

Play Boosts Innovation!

Want to know how to raise innovative kids? PLAY! Do you remember transforming into your favorite superhero as a child to save the day or draping blankets across the living room to build forts? Well research links pretend play now to future innovative thinkers. In a...
Play and Work are Not Mutually Exclusive

Play and Work are Not Mutually Exclusive

Anyone who wants to get the creative juices flowing at work should quit being so serious all the time. That’s a pro tip from the CEO of Lego, the toy maker that has turned play into a business empire. Jørgen Vig Knudstorp pushes for more playful workplaces in a recent...

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