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August 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Atlanta Named Playful City USA for 4th Consecutive Year

CITY OF ATLANTA…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 31, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Important Internet Announcement

Just saw this today. Very important instructions. CLICK HERE.

Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 27, 2010 at 10:51am — No Comments

Dumpster Diving, Anyone?

Only in New York would somebody turn old dumpsters into mini-pools that get lugged into the city on a Saturday morning. What a hilarious idea. I'm not going to bother thinking through whether it is sustainable as anything other than a stunt. I'm just looking at the pictures (on the Inhabitat…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 21, 2010 at 11:47am — No Comments

A Little Play at Work Has Got to Be a Good Thing

Any friend of trees is a friend of mine.

I was in Avondale Estates today checking out a playground that the city is thinking about improving. As I was heading back, I noticed a sign for Arborguard, the wonderful "tree guys" who helped on the Camp Twin Lakes treehouse project (and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens Canopy Walk, and....). I stopped in for a quick hello and a tour, and this is what…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 19, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Playing Around the World

ArtWorks for Youth is a wonderful program in South Africa that provides visual arts tutoring and mentoring to under-served students.

Car made by a child by Abongile Hole



Recently the children were sent out with cameras and a list of subjects to photograph using all the lessons they had…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 12, 2010 at 10:29pm — No Comments

ATOP Founder to Speak on Play in the Community

A two-day symposium entitled Play for Life: Exploring the Lifelong Benefits of Inclusive Play is being held in Minneapolis on October 23-24 as a lead up to the national parks and recreation conference. ATOP founder Cynthia Gentry will speak on the Importance of Play in the Community. The symposium is sponsored by Landscape Structures.

Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 12, 2010 at 2:44pm — No Comments

What Makes for Highly Effective Teachers?

A Kindergartner Learns About Lift By Playing With a Kite



Take a few minutes to read The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers (New York Times, July 28, 2010, front page) about the revelation that excellent…
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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 3, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

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