Play, Policy, and Practice


  • Spring 2019 PPP Connections POSTED!!

    We want to invite you to our Spring  2019 Edition of PPP Connections
            Part two Theme:  Play Diplomacy.
    The Play, Policy, & Practice Connections is published twice a year - Fall and Spring
          NAEYC Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

    Spring  2019 PPP Connections POSTED!
    (Click MENU read / download each issue.)
        Co-Managing Editors:
       Lynn-Hartle, Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University at Brandywine
       Karen Lindeman, Ph.D., Edinboro University, PA

    Thank you to our guest editors for their fantastic work and expertise.
       Dr. Smita Mathur, President, The Association for the Study of Play ( & Associate Professor Elementary & Reading, College of Education  James Madison University
       With  Dr. Maryam Sharifian, Assistant Professor Early Elementary & Reading College of Education James Madison University

       [Guest Editors]  coined the word Play Diplomacy to label the process that entails offering playful responses to divisive rhetoric and violent interactions. We offered the following definition of Play Diplomacy:  Play Diplomacy is the process of harnessing the innate, joyful, player-driven, and character-building potential of play to build harmonious relationships between communities.
  • PPP Interest Forum 2018 Annual Mtg. Minutes

    Play, Policy, and Practice Interest Forum

    November 16, 2018 (6:00-8 pm) / Chinatown rm. Marriot Marquis

    Business Meeting Minutes

    Please download the minutes, by clicking on the link below which also takes you to the PPP Connections website with GREAT info and bi-annual publications!

    We hope to see you next year!

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