Tag Archives: benefits of play

The Play Deficit

The lack of play is causing innumerable issues in children today.  Considering that play promotes intellectual, physical, and social benefits, children devoid of play are missing out on aspects that are vital to their health and growth. Ample research highlights the problems of play-deprivation, including low levels of creativity and poorly developed abilities for problem-solving and socializing.  But the problems don’t end there… A lack of play causes a severe decrease in social skills, resiliency, and the ability »

Surviving Sandy Through Play

Hurricane Sandy struck Seaside Park, N.J. more than one year ago, leaving an inconceivable path of destruction in its wake. Like many who experienced the wrath of Sandy, Seaside Park residents lost everything, with entire neighborhoods literally being washed away. While it’s impossible to grasp the depth of what Seaside Park and other Sandy-affected areas are continuing to experience, one thing is obvious: residents are rallying to restore their sense of normalcy and working »