The Alliance for Childhood has released their report on why young children need time for play (unstructured play) at school. The full report is available for download at their website.
For those interested in this topic in Maine, we at the Friends School of Portland are thrilled to be bringing Susan Linn (author of the Case for Make Believe and associate director of the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood) to Maine for a teacher workshop and public lecture. Her talk, also entitled the Case for Make Believe, will be held at the Governor Baxter School for the Deaf on Mackworth Island on May 12th at 7pm. It is free and ASL interpreting will occur.