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Category "30 Days Of Play"

Niv Ashkenazi on the Impact of Music

May 25, 2020

Virtuoso violinist Niv Ashkenazi has captivated audiences with his heartfelt musicianship and emotional performances. As a member of our Professional Advisory Board, Niv shares his thoughts on the importance of music for kids of all abilities and ages.

Play with Slime

May 23, 2020

Slime is so much fun to play with. It’s squishy, slimy, and super-sensory! Slime is also science, so introduce slime as a play activity and sneak in a chemistry lesson, too. This is a great hands-on experiment that lets kids be messy. And kids love messy!

Water Play

May 22, 2020

Memorial Day typically marks the opening of public pools. However, with social distancing in effect, pools remain closed. So, we have some tips for water play! From backyard water games to indoor water activities, your kids can still have some summer fun!

The Power of Inclusive Play

May 20, 2020

When children play, great things happen! Play is packed with physical activity, sensory exploration, social-emotional learning, and cognitive development. It’s a fun way to exercise the brain without it feeling like work! The power of play benefits ALL children!

Why Your Child Should Hula Hoop

May 20, 2020

Hula hoops are simple, inexpensive toys that can provide a fun way to burn calories, strengthen muscles, and improve coordination for kids of all abilities and ages. Hula hoop moves connect brain and body, so it’s perfect for those with ADHD, ADD, and Autism.

Adaptive PE & Play Spaces at Home

May 19, 2020

Imagination and play go hand in hand. Creating play spaces to unlock imagination comes natural to children. It’s just as important as the play itself. And you can reimagine places in your home, no matter how small, for adaptive PE activities.

Storytime with Books and Cookies

May 17, 2020

Children who are introduced to reading at a young age tend to read earlier and excel in school. Try using multiple learning styles—visual, auditory, tactile, musical, kinesthetic, and more. See our friends at Books and Cookies share a book, “Be Who You Are.”

Play Like a Superhero

May 16, 2020

Superheroes come in all abilities! During these challenging times, empowerment is the important tool our young superheroes can use to thrive at home. They may need a little extra reinforcement and boosts to keep their minds strong and healthy.