Ideas for Outdoor Play

Great Outdoor Play Spaces in Our Area

Ideas for Indoor Play


Resources and Links


Let's Play

“Let's Play!” is The Alliance for Early Childhood’s initiative to encourage children to engage in creative, imaginative, and enriching free play.


What is play & why support it?


Play is an activity that is:

  • child-initiated
  • child-directed
  • intrinsically motivating.

            (Joan Almon, U. S. Alliance for Childhood, 2010 )


Play is an essential activity of childhood and an integral part of every child’s healthy development, growth, and learning across all ages, domains, and cultures.


PARENT PROGRAM: Reclaiming Play in a Screen-Saturated World

Church of the Holy Comforter, 222 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth, IL 60043

  • Friday October 26, 9:30-11:30.

In an incredibly short period of time, tablets and smartphones have transformed childhood and family life. But the most important childhood experiences take place offline, including self-directed creative play, interactions with peers, family members and other caring adults, and exploration of the natural world.  CCFC’s Josh Golin will offer parent-tested strategies for fostering play and family fun, as well as ways that communities can come together to ensure children have the experiences they need in order to thrive. Presented by Josh Golin from Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. This event is free and open to the public. Parent Program Flyer