November 2013
NewsThe Alliance in the News
Joan Almon recently spent two weeks in the UK meeting with leading play specialists. These are individuals who have helped develop national play strategies and policies, have helped design and run adventurous play spaces, and run trainings for playworkers. The BBC ran a piece about it.

EventsUpcoming Events

* On Nov. 15 in New York City, the annual Wonderplay Conference at the 92nd St. Y will feature the Alliance's Joan Almon as a keynote speaker.

* The annual NAEYC convention will be held Nov. 20-23 in Washington, DC. The Alliance will be at Booth #2530. Please stop by - we'd love to see you! We'll also be participating in several presentations with partners including our friends at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and others.

* The US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play will take place Feb. 16-19, 2014 in Clemson, South Carolina.
ArticlesRecent Articles and Publications 
PlayNewsPlay in the News

This article by a New York high school principal gets to the heart of the problem with Common Core standards for young children.

This column by Richard Louv clearly outlines the barriers that exist between people and nature.
VideosRecent Videos

Sherry Turkle on Being Alone Together  The psychologist and Bill Moyers
discuss the impact of technology on human relations.

A History and Visual Tour of Adventure Playgrounds  Adventure playgrounds in Europe, Japan and the U.S.

Adventure Playgrounds  An historical film from the U.K. on the origins of adventure playgrounds
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