Joe Frost’s personal Library on Play

The Frost Play Research Collection was dedicated in the spring of 2004, with the goal of becoming the largest children's play and play environments research collection in the United States. A board composed of UIW faculty and other advisors oversees the direction and development of the collection. To see a...

Learning Policy Institute

The Learning Policy Institute conducts and communicates independent, high-quality research to improve education policy and practice. Working with policymakers, researchers, educators, community groups, and others, the Institute seeks to advance evidence-based policies that support empowering and equitable learning for each and every child. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the Institute connects policymakers...

Physical Activity Research Center (PARC)

In the US, one in three young people are obese or overweight. Toddlers, children and youth from low-income families and historically underserved populations, including African American, American Indian, Latino-Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures, are at highest risk. These same populations often have limited access to safe places and...

PlayCore

Our Mission Our Mission is building communities through Play & Recreation. Our Values: Play & Recreation We Believe that various forms of play, recreation, and physical activity are essential throughout life as they provide a healthy life balance and greatly enrich people of all ages and abilities. Leadership We Believe...

TASP – The Association for the Study of Play

The Association for the Study of Play (TASP) is the premier professional organization in academia dedicated to interdisciplinary research and theory construction concerning play throughout the world. Presently the Association publishes a quarterly newsletter titled Play Review and an annual volume titled Play & Culture Studies. The Association's broad multidisciplinary...

TIMPANI toy study

Professor Trawick-Smith directs the TIMPANI toy study, which was a ten-year, empirical study that looked at how young children in natural settings play with a variety of toys. The study identified toys that best engage children in intellectual, creative, social, and verbal interactions in preschool classrooms.

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