Pledge to Save Play for Kids

Pledge to Save Play for Kids

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Kids today are spending more time being sedentary and less time being active and outdoors -- in other words, playing! 

Shrinking recess and increased homework leave little time for play. And increasingly, cities are building new schools without playgrounds. Despite countless studies proving that play is integral to children's learning and health, most kids aren't getting enough space and time to play.

If we want children to succeed, we have to make playtime a priority.

We need to create play spaces for our kids that encourage risk-taking and autonomy, allow them to be in control, and give them the time and space they need to exercise their bodies and master certain skills.

And we need to need recognize and prioritize the importance of play in our children’s physical, emotional and cognitive development.

We need to save play. Pledge your support today.

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    1. Reached 17,500 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • leslie poplawski ASHEVILLE, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Play is essential for the education development of the whole child. It helps them learn better in class, be healthier and happier too! Middle school students need recess and even high school students should have a chance to get out and kick the ball around (or whatever) if they want between classes! This world must stop this and all kinds of oppression of all ages of kids on all the continents of this beautiful earth. Because restricting recess is a form of oppression.

    • charlie bogen JUNCTION CITY, KS
      • about 2 years ago

      The social development that takes place in schools is much more important than the intellectual development.

    • Caleb Miller COLUMBIA, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Please don't let our kids become institutionalized zombies! I hope this petition is given to every new school that isn't building a payground. The school system is freedom-killing and childhood stealing enough even with recess. Don't put the nail in the coffin.


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