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September 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Play HIKE & SEEK at Piedmont Park 10/15/11

Check out this great event from our friends at the National Wildlife Federation. It's called Hike & Seek and it's happening at Piedmont Park on October 15, 2011 at 9:00 am.

 

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 30, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Peaceful Little Schoolyard (part 2)



Some children like to run and jump, some children like to dig and build, and some children like to sit in a quiet spot and tell stories, or draw, or just talk. This little quiet corner of the Tule Elk Park School in San Francisco is the perfect spot for quiet moments. …

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 22, 2011 at 11:04pm — No Comments

A Peaceful Little Schoolyard

The perfect place for digging at Tule Elk Park Early Education School

 

I just got back from an amazing conference called Engaging Our Grounds: 2011 International Green…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 22, 2011 at 10:28pm — No Comments

So Basic...So Easily Brushed Aside

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."  - Frederick Douglass

Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 9, 2011 at 9:49am — No Comments

If You Remember Something from Your Childhood....

 (Google office in Zurich - designed by the playful and brilliant architects at CamenzindEvolution)



I remember going to buy shoes in Baltimore at age 3. I entered the store via a SLIDE!!

 

I remember…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 6, 2011 at 7:37am — No Comments

Find A Playground....On Your Phone!

So you're out and about and the kids want to play, but you don't know what playgrounds are nearby. What do you do? Well, of course, you guessed it....there's an app for that.

 

For years our friends at KaBOOM! have been compiling information (including maps, ratings, pictures, reviews, amenities, etc.) on playgrounds in Atlanta and all around the country and have…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 2, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Mrs. Jobs Was the Coolest Mom on the Block

The news broke recently just before dinnertime. Steve Jobs was resigning as CEO of Apple. Graphic artists, photographers, writers, artists, Mac-junkies, “computer nerds”, and lovers of beauty everywhere bowed their heads and sighed.  The great Master of Design (form AND function) was stepping…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 1, 2011 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

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