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We recently commissioned a nationwide survey to discover the state of playfulness in the U.S. The results? Not so awesome.

The survey revealed that American families have trouble incorporating playfulness into their daily lives. Part of the reason we started this blog was to help our readers find a way to bring the playfulness back. We know from experts, such as Dr. Stuart Brown of the National Institute for Play and Bert Jacobs of the Life is good® Playmakers, that being playful is an important aspect of childhood development and we’re fully committed to providing parents with the tools they need to empower playfulness – not just in their children but also in themselves. We put together the results of the national playfulness survey in the nifty infographic below, so check it out, find out more at, and remember to keep it playful!