Category Archives: Play

Playground Romp: A Rhyme to Sign

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At the playground,

always so much fun.

Watching all the kids

on the run.


Twisty slide, twisty slide,

climbing to the top.

Slide all the way down

with a great bit plop.


On the see-saw,

going back and forth.

We go so fast

we get dizzy of course.


Flying on the swing set,

we go so high!

We say hello

to all the birds in the sky!

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Serious Play

If you’re reading this, you probably already believe that play is vital for young children, but this fascinating TED Talk by Dr. Stuart Brown of the National Institute for Play may challenge your ideas about play.  Brown shares insights about the importance of play in every species in the world, but nowhere is it as important as in humans – we are wired for play throughout our lives.