#ParentingWin: Simple Ways to Raise Happier, Healthier Kids Parent Resource Home | Kid-Powered Play | Powers of Play Blog Play Research When kids play, they’re building their brains and developing the skills they need to succeed now and throughout their lives. Dig into the research and you’ll see: Play is not only fun, it’s seriously beneficial. Children Often Too Busy to Play, Survey of Parents Finds American Academy of Pediatrics: Importance of Play Megan Gunnar and the “war on play” A Mandate for Playful Learning American Academy of Pediatrics: Decline in recess Melissa and Doug and Gallup: Time to Play American Academy of Pediatrics: The Power of Play Alliance for Childhood and the U.S. Play Coalition: Improving Children’s Health through Play Stay Informed Sign up for the Power of Play email newsletter for tips, info and inspiration about making play a priority for your family. 10 West Seventh Street St. Paul, MN 55102 651-225-6000 firstname.lastname@example.org FollowFollowFollow Name* First Last Email* CAPTCHA Learn about Minnesota Children’s Museum projects supported by the Legacy Amendment.