Doctors Told to Prescribe Play

We envision a world in which all young people lead creative, purposeful lives.

A large group of students in the woods performing a coordinated dance at Partners for Youth's Power of Hope summer camp“Play is not frivolous,” says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. “It enhances brain structure and function and promotes executive function.”

World Economic Forum experts stress that play encourages kids to develop agency, collaboration and creativity – all key skills for the future. And yet, between 1981 and 1997, play among American children decreased by 25%. This article provides good evidence to advocate for play and free time for our kids.

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