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How a Few Dutch Children Fought for a Street Where They Could Play, and Won

A 1972 documentary with lessons for today.

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Why Our Kids Need Play, Now More Than Ever

Unstructured time allows children to develop creativity and empathy. But too often, it's missing from the schedule.

Sarah Goodyear

Why Recess Might Be the Most Important Part of School

Schools can create an environment where sharing and cooperation are the highest values, rather than winning.

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What We Lose When Kids Can't Play in Their Own Streets

A U.K. initiative paints a vivid picture of what can happen when families don't have to worry about passing cars.

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.

Mike Lanza

Creating Neighborhoods Worth Playing In

How to make places where kids want to go outside.