Play Research Links

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National Museum of Play at The Strong

The Strong National Museum of Play® is the only museum devoted solely to the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates American cultural history. Both collections-based and hands-on, it is among the largest history museums in the United States and is also the nation’s second largest children’s museum.

American Journal of Play

The American Journal of Play is a forum for discussing the history, culture, and psychology of play. The Journal aims to increase awareness and understanding of the role of play in learning and human development and the ways in which play illuminates cultural history.

Alphabetical List of Links

Alliance for Childhood

American Journal of Play

American Society for Testing and Materials-ASTM International

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Association for Childhood Education International-ACEI

Association of Waldorf Schools of North America

Bank Street College of Education

Child Care Information Exchange

Children’s Defense Fund

Child Welfare League of America-CWLA

Dreeben School of Education, University of the Incarnate Word


Educational Resources Information Center-ERIC

Erikson Institute

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute


Grounds for Play

High Scope Educational Research Foundation

International Play Association-IPA/USA

International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA)

International Reading Association-IRA

National Association for the Education of Young Children-NAEYC

National Child Care Information Center-NCCIC

National Lekotek Center

National Parks Service

National Program for Playground Safety

National Recreation and Park Association

National School-Age Care Alliance - NSACA

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance


Playing for Keeps

San Antonio Association for the Education of Young Children - SAAEYC

Southern Early Childhood Association - SECA

Strong National Museum of Play

Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment - TRUCE

Texas Association for the Education of Young Children - TAEYC

Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services

Texas Education Agency

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Zero to Three

Academic Search Portal Test

ProQuest Search Portal Test