Campbell Recreation is about play!  Research continues to reinforce the value of play.  Selected articles below.

Turns Out Monkey Bars and Kickball Might Be Good For The Brain (article)

Kids with regular recess behave better, are physically healthier and exhibit stronger social and emotional development.


Scientists Say Child's Play Helps Build A Better Brain (article)

  NPR ED Morning Edition
Children learn their most important lessons on the playground, not in the classroom, researchers say.

How Play Wires Kids’ Brains For Social and Academic Success (article
August 7, 2014  |  MindShift

“The function of play is to build pro-social brains, social brains that know how to interact with others in positive ways.”

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten (article)
Holly Korbey  |  July 23, 2014
“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.”
Brains at Play (video)
NPR |  August 4, 2014
Why do we humans like to play so much? Play sports, play tag, play the stock market, play Duck Duck Goose? We love it all. And we're not the only ones. Dogs, cats, bears, even birds seem to like to play. What are we all doing? Is there a point to it all?