playtime

We all want to have our kids see "the magic in the little things." Here's how.
Rising temperatures, long days and crowded public pools. Summer is here and the puppies are ready. We know why they call
I have a 3-year-old daughter, and a 1-year-old son. All summer, I've been taking them to either the local playground or to an indoor squishy-floored play area. While doing this, I have noticed three basic parent types.
"I'm bored. Can I play on the iPad?" asked my 6-year-old for the second time. It was one of those times where it would've been easier to say yes. I was tired, had a deadline looming and an hour's peace would have been great. But instead, I packed up a few things and we all headed outside.
The creative team at London-based design agency Pearlfisher believes that work environments today have grown too serious
The Tools program wouldn’t be difficult to implement in kindergarten classrooms in the U.S., although it’s not currently
Forget the toy trucks and dollhouses, the future of playtime is here. The team behind Sphero, which fuses emerging technology and robotics, joins us to show off their "app-controlled ball that does it all."
When was the last time I was that carefree? When was the last time I gave up total control over myself and let life, or friends, bounce me around? When was the last time I felt that joyously happy and filled with total abandon?
Memorable toys are those that aren't complete without the child, for a child's imagination is the best power source for a toy. Play has three direct benefits for kids: It allows them to have new experiences, explore the world and express themselves.
If you sense that your child may be reluctant to put his toys or projects away, acknowledge the importance of his work by telling him he does NOT have to clean up.
Recess is one of the few active, unstructured times in your child's academic day. It is imperative that children are given this time to run around, blow off steam and get regular exercise.
Taking creativity seriously, appreciating how it can drive innovation is something to which we all need to give more thought. It's why play, not policy, just might be the long-term solution to igniting a stalled global economy.
My sons take their seats, the motor kicks on and the swings start turning to the right in a soft, careful circle. It is their spotlight. It is as wide as a slow dance and twice as wild. Their hearts beat accordingly. They pass me by again and again. The only thing that changes is the calendar.
You probably already know that playing makes you smarter, more creative and happier. But if that research hasn't convinced you, consider the following.
With all the guidelines handed out by pediatricians and experts on screen time, homework and diet, there is a lot of information a busy parent must keep track of. A new app can help.
We all know them -- the beleaguered corporate assistants who are giving up any hope of personal time, relationships and sanity, all for the overriding ambition to be the next CEO, or at least have a better job title, or maybe, just maybe a raise.
This year's short films represented by Latinos and Hispanics offer a wide array of unique subjects and characters--from challenged love relations in the digital age to sisters battling grief through relieving a plugged milk duct.