Alliance in the News

 

A selection of articles featuring the Alliance or its directors: 

 

The Power of Play with Children
Alexa Joy Sherman
New Parent
June 2012
 

Keep the Fun in Kindergarten, Expert Says
Molly Walsh, Burlington Free Press
May 11, 2012

 

The Movement to Restore Children’s Play Gains Momentum
Hilary Stout, New York Times
January 6, 2011  

 

Is Children's Play Innate?
William Crain, Encounter
Summer, 2010

 

Playwork: an Introduction, a 10 minute video featuring Penny Wilson and produced by the Alliance for Childhood and KaBOOM!
Fall 2009

 

Pressure-Cooker Kindergarten
Patti Hartigan,  Boston Globe Magazine
August 30, 2009

 

Schools Should Make Time for Playtime
Jennifer Minnelli,  The Durham (N.C.) News
August 22, 2009

 

Tutoring Tots? Some Kids Prep for Kindergarten
Jacqueline Stenson,  MSNBC.com
August 18, 2009

 

No Camp This Summer? No Problem!
Julie Halpert, Newsweek
June 25, 2009

 

Kindergarten Rx: More Play, Fewer Tests
Linda Kulman,  Politics Daily
June 18, 2009

 

Kindergarten Cram
Peggy Orenstein,  The New York Times Magazine
May 3, 2009

 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice
in the Age of Testing

David McKay Wilson, Harvard Education Letter
May/June 2009

 

Schoolchildren Miss Out on Play
Education Reporter
April 2009

  

Is Your Child’s Day All Work and No Play?
by Sue Shellenbarger, THE JUGGLE (WALL STREET JOURNAL blog about juggling work and family)
February 10, 2009

 

The Serious Need for Play
by Melinda Wenner, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN MIND
February/March 2009

 

The Politics of Play
by Joan Almon, GREEN MONEY JOURNAL
Winter 2008/09

 

Children’s Lack of Playtime Seen as Troubling Health, School Issue
by Linda Jacobson, EDUCATION WEEK
December 3, 2008

  

Mayor's Plan Fails Our Kids
by Sara Bennett, NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
September,1, 2008

 

Hey, Grown-Ups, Let the Kids Play Wiffle Ball
by Edward Miller, NEW YORK TIMES, Letters to the Editor
July 16, 2008

 

Bored Games — Some Ideas for Getting Children to Play Outside
by Nicole Warburton, Salt Lake City, Utah, DESERET NEWS
July 7, 2008

 

The Future of Creativity
by Jeannine Ouellette, UTNE READER
July-August 2008

  

Unplugged Schools

Education can ameliorate, or exacerbate, society's ills. Which will it be
by Lowell Monke, ORION Magazine
September/October 2007

 

Children’s Playtime Seen as Significant Mental-Health Issue
by Linda Jacobson, EDUCATION WEEK
September 26, 2007

 

Boys Gone Mild
by Walter Kirn, NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE
June 3, 2007

 

Adults Want to Bring Back Pre-Digital Child's Play
by Alex Williams, INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE
May 20, 2007

 

Putting the Skinned Knees Back Into Playtime
by Alex Williams, NEW YORK TIMES
May 20, 2007

 

More Work, Less Play in Kindergarten
by Joan Almon, WASHINGTON POST
May 29, 2007

 

Generation of ‘Play Deprivation’

Play is a serious business—and a lack of play opportunities for children is becoming a form of deprivation, say play organisations.
by Sean Coughlan, BBC NEWS
September 25, 2007

    

Less Screen Time, More Play Time

A new report challenges the trend for introducing advanced technology into early childhood classrooms
by Edward Miller, PRINCIPAL Magazine
September-October 2005

 

Some Worry Tests Will Mark Current Students

Advocates and critics paint opposing futures
by Leigh Muzslay, SAN BERNARDINO SUN
October 3, 2004

 

Do Computers Hinder Young Children's Development
BROOKES EARLY CHILDHOOD NEWSLETTER
June 2001

 

PowerPoint Invades the Classroom
by Lisa Guernsey, NEW YORK TIMES
May 31, 2001