Mom Squad PlayDay with KaBOOM!

KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to all things play, is teaming up with local communities to host more than 1,000 free Play Days (that’s a lot!) across the country this September 19-27. These no-cost events celebrate kids and play with fun, safe games and activities.

A recent study found that youth aged 8 – 18 spend over six hours a day using electronic media, a dreamstime_8429869whopping 45 hours per week. “It’s no secret that play is key to healthy child development,” says Darell Hammond, CEO of KaBOOM!, a non-profit that encourages playtime and helps to build playgrounds. “Studies shows that active kids are healthier, perform better in school, and learn better social skills than kids who are less inclined to play.”

KaBOOM! Play Days are outdoor events that celebrate play with games and activities and are guaranteed to bring happiness and laughter to your family, not to mention the wellness benefits of play: KaBOOM! and many other other child-advocacy and health organizations including the American Heart Association advocate that kids play for at least an hour every day. KaBOOM! believes that unstructured play in particular helps make children happier, fitter, smarter, more socially adept and creative. Further, KaBOOM! Play Days are an opportunity for communities to come together to improve their local parks and playspaces with clean-ups, simple enhancement and construction projects.

The High Country Mom Squad is planning on hosting a PlayDay here, and I’d like to hear your ideas!

  • Would you come?
  • Do you know of a park or playspace that needs some clean-up or enhancements?
  • Would you like to help in the planning?
  • Tentatively, our event would be Sunday September 19 2009, so mark your calendars now!



  1. Kelly J. Lockwood says:

    I have an active 4 and 2 year old and would love to come! I think play is a child’s work.

  2. It would be a blast! We’d be there.