The USA Affiliate of the International Play Association
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The International Play Association (IPA) is proud to announce the release of a summary document on the General Comment on Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The IPA played a critical role in the General Comment and has written the summary for easy understanding and distribution. It is currently being translated into Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese. A children's version will also be available shortly.
If you would like to translate the document into another language please contact Cynthia Gentry at Communications@IPAworld.org.
Please join us as a member of the organization. We are pleased that you have joined the website but are looking forward to your active engagement as an IPAUSA member. JOIN TODAY! Click to renew or join on the green link in the column on the left!
Please note that there is a call for articles for the upcoming E-Journal for Fall. Submission deadline is April 20, 2014.IPAUSA%20call%20for%20papers%20Fall%202014.docx
Sessions start at 1 PM on Sunday, February 16, 2014 and the program concludes Tuesday evening following the closing banquet, which is provided to all attendees as part of normal registration.
Collaboration and creativity are two key skills in the 21st century and they are naturally developed and encouraged through play. Further, our ability to create partnerships across schools, businesses, parks, medical centers, and communities will increase opportunities for play throughout life and will promote happier, healthier living.
In order to address these important areas, the 2014 conference will feature six tracks: Education, Programming, Park and Recreation, Health, Business/Corporate, and Children’s Museums.
Posted by Brendon Hyndman on February 6, 2014 at 12:46am
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By Wes Hosking, Education Reporter, Herald Sun Melbourne (Victoria, Australia)
Posted by Brendon Hyndman on February 6, 2014 at 12:42am
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May 2011 World Play Day, by IPA friend Martha Llanos from the World Forum Foundation (Peru) writes for Delaware Children's Museum
March 2011, IPA WORLD NEWSLETTER - March 2011
February 20, 2011 The Case for Play, The Chronicle of Higher Education by Tom Bartlett
January 25, 2011 Gingerly, Chinese Parents Embrace the Value of Fun, New York Times by Didi Kirsten Tatlow
January 6, 2010 Effort to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum, New York Times by Hilary Stout
January 2010 Play With a Purpose: Why Kids Need Recess, Atlanta Magazine by Cynthia Gentry
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