BAM Radio Network and IPA/USA Launch The Play Channel

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New radio channel promotes the importance of play in early childhood.

Today, the BAM Radio Network (BRN), a joint project of Moving & Learning and Jackstreet Media, teamed with the American Association for the Child's Right to Play (IPA/USA) to launch The Play Channel. The new radio channel will give IPA/USA members access to the latest developments on the impact of play in early childhood. The Play Channel will feature BRN's premier program, Body, Mind and Child (, hosted by Rae Pica, an early childhood expert with 30 years experience in the field. The Play Channel will be Nanocasted on the IPA/USA web site at and made available for download to the organization's 300 members via podcast.

"The importance of play has been grossly discounted in today's educational, cultural and political climate," said Rae Pica, co-founder of the BAM Radio Network and host of Body, Mind and Child. "But the research is unmistakable; play isn't just fun, it's critical to the physical, social/emotional, and intellectual development of every child. We're delighted to support IPA/USA's efforts to protect, preserve and promote play for children," said Pica.

Olga Jarrett, president of IPA/USA, states, "The American Association for the Child's Right to Play is very pleased to bring the Body, Mind and Child podcasts to our members. BAM' s belief in the connections between the body and mind fits well with IPA/USA's belief that play enhances physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development."

About IPA/USA:
IPA/USA is the American affiliate of IPA World (, an international non-governmental organization founded in Denmark in 1961. IPA supports play as a fundamental right as stated in Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. To promote IPA/USA's purpose to protect, preserve, and promote play as a fundamental right, the organization advocates for recess, outdoor play, and other play opportunities for children.

About BAM Radio Network:
The BAM Radio Network was launched to address the severe imbalance in parenting practices caused by the "commercialization of parenting" and the emphasis on intellectual development that excludes the critical role of the mind/body connection in early childhood. Created by leading early childhood experts, the programming challenges the popular genre of parenting notions that has given rise to commercial products like Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby and lapware, all of which claim to accelerate a child's mental development in the face of science that suggests otherwise. The network is a joint venture between New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media. The program is distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.


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