Restoring Play to All Children
Joan Almon’s insightful new factsheet Restoring Play for All Children, identifies the disappearance of play in the lives of children today, defines play, and provides useful content on how to restore play for all children. Click here to read the new article Restoring Play for All Children.
Here is your chance to promote play for all children!
September 24, 2011 Worldwide Day of Play
Nickelodeon’s 8th annual Worldwide Day of Play (WWDOP) will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011. WWDOP is part of Nickelodeon’s ongoing Big Help effort to empower kids to make healthy choices. Between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. on September 24th, Nickelodeon networks will "go dark" to inspire kids to turn off the television and go outside and play. WWDOP is free and open to everyone. Thousands of families, schools, and organizations will host local events across the country, if you are interested in hosting an event in your own city or town click here to learn how.
Do you live in the Washington, D. C. area? If so, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN) will make a big announcement about the Million PALA Challenge during their WWDOP event. The event will be held at the Ellipse on the National Mall from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The Million PALA Challenge is a joint PCFSN-Let's Move! initiative launched last September to encourage one million Americans to earn their Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA).
First Lady Michelle Obama’s public service announcement:
General promotional video:
Video featuring Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush:
Worldwide Day of Play is on 9.24.11!:
Press Release September 14, 2011: