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September 2008 Blog Posts (3)

First Annual GREAT ATLANTA PLAY DAY!

Saturday, 9.27.08: Play Day was a wonderful success all over Atlanta. We started small our first year and were thrilled by the feedback from those who participated. We are already planning for next year's Great Atlanta Play Day on Saturday, September 26, 2009.



Play Day press conference with Councilmember Kwanza Hall, Councilmember Mary Norwood, Commissioner Dianne Harnell Cohen and others…



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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 27, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Don't Tell the Kids - Play Is Good for Them

Don't Tell the Kids: Play Is Good For Them



Vegetables, a good night's sleep....and play?



If play were a pill the pharmaceutical company holding the patent would be printing money. How much would you pay for a pill that made your child less likely to become obese, suffer less from ADHD symptoms, develop improved socialization skills, become a better assessor of risk, think more creatively, break out into spontaneous bouts of laughter, and be generally healthier… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 26, 2008 at 9:46am — No Comments

Welcome to the home of ATOP, The Atlanta Taskforce on Play

Welcome to PlayAtlanta.org, the new online home of the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP), a non-profit organization dedicated to making certain every Atlanta child has easy access to fun, beautiful , creative and spirit-soaring playspaces.



Over the coming months this blog will describe great play spots around Atlanta, innovations in playspace design, “play voids” that need to be filled, Play Champions doing great work, and the Great Atlanta Play Day and Backyard Campout. But, I’d like… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 1, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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GREAT PLAY RESOURCES

WATCH THIS!!

Watch this video to see why play matters!! 

Aqui esta en Español: 

FANTASTIC blog about playgrounds: Playscapes

 

FIND A PLAYGROUND!!

Click for the Find a Playground app to put on your phone.

Playworks 2010-2011 PLAYBOOK

Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about play.

And, of course, KaBOOM! Find a playground, plan a Play Day, how to build a playground, and much, much more.

Playgroundology, an emerging social science. 

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Ethan's grandmother gave him a gift of $25. He gave $20 to ATOP so more Atlanta kids will have great places to play. He kept $5 to get something cool for himself. We think Ethan is pretty cool!

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