The Genius of Play collaborated with Scholastic for an educational program, which aims to help parents and elementary school teachers nationwide learn about the valuable skills and benefits of play. Parents and educators can access resources, activities, and more here.

The Genius of Play suggest that children have a balance of indoor and outdoor play, quiet and active play, traditional and digital play, and activities done alone and in a group. The organization’s joint collaboration with Scholastic will offer parents and educators a digital destination featuring printable activities for school and home, as well as resources, ideas, research, and more.

The website also provides teachers with suggested lesson plans featuring ways to incorporate play into classrooms while meeting higher academic standards, with a focus on activities that enhance literacy and math skills. Parents will have access to take-home print materials with play ideas for busy days and suggestions of new games to try both indoors and outdoors.

The program will begin this month and will run through the summer months.