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Many mathematical and problem-solving skills go hand-in-hand with card playing. Arlene Harris talks to the experts about Snap, Gin Rummy and some other old favorites. Click here to read more!

The benefits of play

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children spend at least 60 minutes a day in open-ended play. Looking for more details? TheGeniusOfPlay.org has put together a page summarizing some of the benefits. Check it out here!

Cambridge hiring professor of Lego

The title sounds as bizarre as it does fun: Professor of Lego. What the Professor of Lego will actually be doing, though, sounds even better. He or she will be director of the Research Centre on Play in Education, Development and Learning. Here’s the link to the whole story.