September 12, 2015, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
828 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Register today (Via Fairytale Town's website)
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Ends August 31, 2015
$40 per person
$30 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.
General Registration: Begins September 1, 2015
$50 per person
$40 students, seniors (65+), members of Fairytale Town, Friends of the Sacramento Library or ScholarShare account holders.
A $7 flat rate for parking is available at the Park Tower Garage, located at 8th and J Streets (entrance in Library Alley off of J Street). Parking fees are collected upon exit from the lot. Download a map with driving directions and parking information.
Play is the most important work of childhood, setting the foundation for a child’s physical, mental, emotional and cognitive wellbeing. Yet there are growing threats and limitations placed on the time, resources and spaces devoted to play.
The 3rd annual Sacramento Play Summit, presented by Fairytale Town, ScholarShare Speaks and the Sacramento Public Library, aims to highlight the importance of play, the many types of play, ways to incorporate play into daily and school life, and more.
Download the Conference Schedule
Dr. Peter Gray
What Exactly is Play, and Why Is It Such a Powerful Vehicle for Learning?
Research professor of psychology at Boston College and Author of Free to Learn
My Working is Playing
Acclaimed singer-songwriter-guitarist and three-time Grammy winner.
Louise Glaser, MD
Play – The Best Kept Secret!
Pediatrician for more than 25 years, specializing in communication between patients, famlies and each other.
- Musical Play with Paul Morehouse
- Loose Parts Play with Miriam Beloglovsky
- Creativity & Play with Dr. Helen Hadani
- Men and Childcare panel moderated by Greg Uba
- Outdoor Play with Kanat Tibit
- Play and Literary with Renee Tobin, Lisa Eck, Barb O’Neill
An Evening with Dr. Peter Gray (Optional)
Saturday, September 12
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
After the Sacramento Play Summit, continue the conversation at Fairytale Town! Dr. Peter Gray will give a second presentation on the importance of childhood play and the effects of its dramatic decline. Learn more about this presentation.
This talk is also open to the public. Admission is free for Play Summit attendees upon presentation of conference badge. Evening presentation may qualify for professional growth credit (1 hour).
The conference is ideal for all adults who work with children: parents, grandparents, elementary and preschool educators, parks and recreation professionals, physical education experts, after-school program administrators and childcare providers.
Professional Growth Credit
Conference may qualify for professional growth credit (7 hours). Certificates of completion will be distributed after the conference ends at 4 PM.
Presented by Fairytale Town, ScholarShare Speaks and the Sacramento Public Library. Sponsored by Sutter Health.