Grambling honored as a ‘Playful City’ community
Today’s children spend less time playing outside than any previous generation, but 213 cities and towns, including Grambling, earned recognition from national nonprofit KaBOOM! as 2012 Playful City USA communities for their efforts to increase play opportunities for children.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is critical to healthy brain development. It allows children to use their creativity while simultaneously developing imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength.