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

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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?

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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

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What makes your kindergartener tick?

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

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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

Real Talk Virus

“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

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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!”

What’s Your Favorite Thing About Being a Father?

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Two cool dads discuss fatherhood, play, community, and how we can all take an active role in cultivating a more socially sustainable future.

Charming Video Moment of the Day: Little Girl and Sea Lion Play Tag

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A little girl runs alongside a sea lion at the National Zoo and ultimately falls down. The sea lion’s reaction to the fall is pure gold.

The Kindergartner’s Sunny Day Checklist

The Kindergartner's Sunny Day Checklist

Cort Ruddy’s young daughter showed her father how even the most carefree play-day could benefit from a little organization.

Want Your Creativity Back? Tim Mousseau Suggests Five Ways How

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Reclaiming creativity means moving beyond the fear of being judged by others.

To The Woman Who Let Her Daughters Play With Me

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A strange man talking to two little girls isn’t necessarily something to be afraid of.

The Game I Played Growing Up in Philly

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Reminiscing on the good ol’ days reminded me to always find time to play.