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October 2010 Blog Posts (4)

Why Play?

The other day a documentary filmmaker asked me why I do the work I do. It's a question that you'd think I'd have a ready answer for, but I didn't.



Honestly, why is play so important to me? I know all the facts, theories and statistics about why play is important to people, but that's a different question entirely. I woke up with a start this morning at about 4:30 AM thinking about the question and a possible answer: play is a gift and it's a gift I want everyone to…
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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 13, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

A Farm Camp for Kids

Camper hand prints.



A team of Camp Twin Lakes' staff and volunteers drove up to Brevard, North Carolina in early October to visit Gwynn Valley Camp. Seventy-five-year-old Gwynn Valley has a wonderful farm that provides food, fun and education for their campers. Camp Twin Lakes is researching building a…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 7, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Playable10 Playground in Atlanta Paper

We were so excited to see the upcoming Woodruff Park playground mentioned in an op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The playground is an initiative of the Playable10 International Design Competition which is founded and co-organized by the Atlanta Taskforce on Play with Georgia Tech's College of Architecture. The… Continue

Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Great Atlanta Play Day

Saturday, September 25, 2010 was the Great Atlanta Play Day. Atlanta's City Council encouraged everyone to get outside and play on a beautiful Georgia day. All over the country, KaBOOM!-inspired play days were held on the same day. Here are some terrific pictures posted on the KaBOOM! website.…



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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 5, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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