strong.jpgRochester, N.Y. - Check out some of the latest happenings at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester:   International Center for the History of Electronic Games® at The Strong® Receives $500,000 Grant for Continued Growth and Development The International Center for the History of Electronic Games (ICHEG) at The Strong received a grant of $500,000 for the continued growth and development of ICHEG, the nation's foremost center for collection, preservation, and exhibition of video games. The grant was awarded by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, which is headquartered in Rochester, New York. For more information, click here: $500,000 Grant for ICHEG Lack of Free Play Among Children Explored in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PLAY® Go out and play! Parents today are less likely than ever to utter these words. However, hovering helicopter parents who restrict their kids' unstructured play may actually harm, rather than help, children according to an interview with Lenore Skenazy (syndicated columnist and author of Free-Range Kids) and Hara Estroff Marano (author of A Nation of Wimps) appearing in a special issue of the American Journal of Play devoted entirely to the importance of free play among children. Guest editor Peter Gray, Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College, has gathered a distinguished group of contributors who probe the near-extinction of free play and its effects on children and society. For more information, click here: Free Play Issue Latest Calendar from the National Museum of Play at The Strong Click here for the most up-to-date media calendar for the National Museum of Play at The Strong: Museum Media Calendar Contact: Susan Trien Senior Director of Public Relations & Advertising The Strong One Manhattan Square Rochester, New York 14607 U.S.A. Tel 585-410-6359 Fax 585-263-2493