September 2009 Blog Posts (5)

Delta Sky Magazine Salutes ATOP

We were so pleased to hear that Delta's Sky Magazine highlighted the Atlanta Taskforce on Play in their September issue in a section called "Delta Salutes" (p.145). More and more people are coming to understand the importance of play and the effect it has on our children. We salute Delta for getting the word out. Thanks,… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

GoGirlGo! Outside and Play!

Want to be a part of the Great Atlanta Play Day, but don't know what to do? There are great activiites all over Atlanta.

GoGirlGo! and A5 Volleyball Club are hosting a volleyball clinic for girls at Oglethorpe University.

The Chattahooche Nature Center is leading guided nature hikes,… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 20, 2009 at 8:25am — No Comments

Get Out and PLAY ATLANTA on Saturday, 9/2/609

The second annual GREAT ATLANTA PLAY DAY is Saturday, September 26, 2009 and there are great events going on all over Atlanta.

Celebrate PARK PRIDE'S 20th anniversary. If you live in one of the 20 communities with one of the 20 picnics going on in 20 parks all over Atlanta, then go join your neighbors. We're going to the one at Vine City so we… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 20, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Get Ready for Soaring Imaginations

The long-awaited Imagination Playground in a Box (IPB) has arrived.

Ms. Yglesias Hollins, The Coca-Cola Company and Principal RoseMary Hamer, Bethune Elementary School examine the new IPB

The real fun will come when we unveil this big box of wonder for Bethune's kindergartners and first graders. Watch for those pictures soon!

A peek inside:…


Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Outdoor Time Fuels Classroom Performance

Time Out: Outdoor Time Fuels Classroom Performance

National Wildlife Federation Releases School Readiness Guide for Parents and Teachers

Reston, Va. (September 2)—Back to School shouldn’t mean back indoors for children. In fact, National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) new report TIME OUT: Using the Outdoors to Enhance Classroom Performance highlights the vast research linking time kids spend outside to increased classroom preparedness. American’s childhood has largely moved… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 8, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

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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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