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Raise Happier, Healthier Kids through Play

A guide to helping your child grow skills that last a lifetime

Play builds brains and bodies.
When kids play, they grow the skills they need to thrive in school and throughout their lives

Tips & Info

Explore the Power of Play

Find out how play builds brains and how you can support your child’s playful learning.

Activity Ideas

Super Ways to Play at Home

How to use loose parts, real tools and fun materials to get your child moving and thinking.

Play Blog

The Latest Play News

Get advice and inspiration for making play a priority in your family’s life.

Data & Research

The Science of Play

The research is clear: Play is not only fun, it’s seriously beneficial.

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