Active Play is a 21st Century Solution

18th July, 2012 - Posted by - 1 Comment

“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”

– Kay Redfield Jamison

Since starting our center in 2009, Head Start Body Start (HSBS) has worked with tens of thousands of Head Start programs, early childhood educators, young children, and families. It’s been an amazing few years, and we are very proud of  the resources and technical assistance we have provided free of cost to individuals across the country and even across the globe.

As we move forward in planning for our future here at HSBS, I took a few minutes to put together this promo slide show. As you can see, active play has been critical to the success of our program and re-energizing classrooms, outdoor play spaces, and teaching strategies across the country. 

I hope you will take a look, share it far and wide, and let me know what you think.

Playfully yours, Bethe


Blogger Bio: Bethe Almeras, MS, is the Center Director for Head Start Body Start. A long time educator and play advocate, she is passionate about outdoor play and connecting children with nature. In her free time Bethe writes a blog, The Grass Stain Guru, and can often be found playing outside. She is particularly fond of squirrels. And turtles. And sandpipers. And…

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1 Comment

Rene Ciofani

July 18th, 2012 at 1:41 pm    

Love this, eye opening statistics! <3

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