The Case for Replacing Exercise with Play


Remember what it was like to go outside as a child? Kids don’t care about what they “should” do … all they want to do is have fun. And so they play.

Why Children Play: The Serious Business of Having Fun


David Packman discusses the importance of play in a child’s development.

Why We Play: The Eros of Sport


David Packman discusses the role of sport and why it is such an essential part of being human.

Play Hard, Work Hard: The Animal Guide to the Good Life

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Is having fun professionally productive?

Play and Developing Ubuntu


Ubuntu is a traditional Nguni Bantu (Southern Africa) philosophy which emphasizes our common humanity. It’s primary tenet is our connectedness and interdependence as fellow human beings.

Let’s Talk About Play and Why It’s Essential in Education

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Play is a powerful tool for teachers and kids alike for engaging young minds in learning and social skills.

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

There are many, many reasons for the holiday season, but, just because commercialization is gross, that doesn’t mean that we should forget how positive and constructive toys can be in the right hands.

What My Daughter Taught Me on the Playground

When Mindfulness Meets by Caitlin Regan

Ty Phillips pays attention to his daughter and reaps the benefits of mindful parenting.

The Bet


Like many great poems, Mike Crossley’s piece about a father’s playful challenge to his son can be understood in many ways.

What is the Purpose of Play?


Play is more than just fun and games, but over analysis could be killing our mammalian connection with play and community.

Anatomy of a Kindergartener


What makes your kindergartener tick?

10 Ways To Have Fun In Your Relationship: The Language Of Kids At Play

Let loose and have fun!

Have you forgotten how to play? Steven Lake reminds us how important it is to have FUN in your relationship.

Walk to Sharpen Awareness

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Ghost thoughts on the campo trail tell us, “we can play” while awareness tunes in.

Real Talk: Solving The Virus In Our Communities

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“We live in a culture obsessed with power and violence in general. The most vulnerable among us will fall first.”

Playdates for Adults: How to Find Play, Fun, and Love, Maybe


You don’t want games. You don’t want new drama. You want clarity, well-stated intention, and a clear communication style with this person. Anything less is a red flag.

Using Play to Build a Better World

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“Kids are my mission.” Dr. Kwame M. Brown has a plan to create better communities through movement and play. “Playfulness for humans is our life blood!”