Professor Caroline Beauregard smiling

Exclusive Interview with Professor Caroline Beauregard.

We recently interviewed Dr. Caroline Beauregard, a CPI Advisory Board member who, as an art therapist, works with immigrant and refugee children to help them recover a sense of well-being. We wanted to know how she creates “safe spaces,” so that children feel free to talk about – and illustrate – traumatic episodes in their lives. Here is an edited transcript of our discussion.

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Storyteller and children in Uganda.

CPI Launches New Storytelling Program in Uganda

Storytelling for a Brighter Future Uganda New Storytelling Partnership in Uganda CPI’s new Storytelling Program in Northern Uganda, extends support to vulnerable children, including those in refugee settlements, facilitating their healing journey through Storytelling. Storytelling in Uganda is an integral

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Girls attending storytelling session in Kenya

CPI Launches New Storytelling Program in Kenya

Storytelling for a Brighter Future ChildsPlay International (CPI) is thrilled to introduce an exciting new Storytelling Partnership aimed at supporting vulnerable children in Kenya. In the past, CPI has successfully conducted Storytelling workshops in Migori and Mikei, both communities deeply

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Two girls performing traditional song and dance

The Human Brain is Hardwired for Song and Dance.

Neuroscientists Eric Jarvis and Constantina Theofanopoulo Talk Song and Dance. As part of our Song and Dance Program, CPI Interviewed two neuroscientists whose work demonstrates that our brains are hardwired for song and dance.  Here are some excerpts from that

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Girl in Pakistan participating in CPI activities to help vulnerable children

CPI’s Play-based Learning Initiative Featured

The April issue of 25A Magazine, featured Childsplay International (CPI) in a story about our play-based learning workshops including storytelling. It cites our recent work in places like Haiti and Pakistan, and our collaboration with great organizations and experts on

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Excerpts From CPI’s Interview With Susan Linn

The Importance of Play Based Learning Susan Linn is a leading expert on the impact of Big Tech and big business on children. A renowned author, psychologist, and award-winning ventriloquist, she advocates for play-based learning. Link to the full interview

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Big Tech and Kids.

In the New York Times review of “Who’s Raising the Kids?” Professor Zephyr Teachout adamantly supports Dr. Susan Linn’s argument that access to self-directed play has been hijacked by purveyors of big tech.

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Sandra Sherman Wins The Coveted Gradiva Award

Sandra Sherman, a Director of ChildsPlay Intl. (CPI), just won a coveted Gradiva Award for a book that she wrote with Dr. Ahron Friedberg, M.D. This book offers real-time, intimate reflections on Dr. Friedberg’s patients as they struggle with COVID-19 and its disruptive, dispiriting fallout.

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Dr. Gilles Joins ChildsPlay’s Advisory Board

Dr. Jean-Elie Gilles, who made his Haitian hometown Jacmel, part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network, has joined ChildsPlay International as Advisory Board Member. Dr. Gilles has been involved with Haiti’s artistic and intellectual life since the beginning of his career and has sought to make the academic community aware of its importance.

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Metaverse = Addiction To Technology?

Will the Metaverse make children more addicted to tech? Many technologies available to children are owned by corporations, whose primary interest is in making money to the exclusion of everything else, in particular children’s wellbeing.

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Storytelling indigenous people

Conserving Oral Tradition: Old Stories and Children

Stories and Children Storytelling is a powerful tool for children, especially for those from indigenous communities. It helps them connect with their culture and heritage, and empowers them to share their own stories.  Sandra Sherman, J.D. and Ph.D., a principal team member,

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The Golden Age of Creative Play

By Dr. Steven Watson, CEO and Founder, ChildsPlay International Kids’ imagination let them absorb the universe by playing. When I read the headline in the New York Times: A Genius Cartoonist Believes Childsplay Is Anything But Frivolous, I knew I had

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