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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Play' (6)

A Dream Realized

The Summer Dale Treehouse at Play Chastain (Atlanta, Georgia)

What if you lost someone you loved dearly? There is never a replacement, but sometimes, just sometimes, a memorial or remembrance is so powerful that it touches the heart and softens the blow just a bit. …

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on March 18, 2016 at 9:50am — No Comments

Creativity and Play - Simply Inseparable

My grandson, the artist, at work

My four-year-old grandson loves to draw the wind with pink and green crayons. When I first noticed this I asked him to tell me what those squiggly little lines on his paper were. He stopped drawing and looked closely into my eyes as if attempting to discover what was wrong with me. He…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Declaration on the Importance of Play

Did you ever wonder WHY play was important? The International Play Association has just released their Declaration on the Importance of Play. IPA President Theresa Casey says,

“It has never been more…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Message on Education is CLEAR!

Please make a point to read this vitally important article by Peter Gray, "Children are Suffering a Severe Deficit of Play," from Aeon Magazine and from his new book. 

On Sunday I leave for a week long trip to Baltimore,…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 18, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments

A Playground Rises in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta

Bank of America volunteers ready theWoodruff Park playground for the big day.

 

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012, Atlanta's Mayor Kasim Reed will unveil a playground in the most surprising of places - downtown Woodruff Park on the corner of the city's two most famous streets, Peachtree…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 14, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Making Work More Like Play

This is a picture of the world headquarters of the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP), and that big red rubber ball? My new desk chair! The idea came from my doctor who said it would help me build up my core muscles during all of those hours spent at work, but I've got to say, it's doing great things for my head, too! I'm so glad the only color they had was red. It just wouldn't be the same if it was gray. Color and design, really do make a…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 19, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

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!!

Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about play.

And, of course, KaBOOM!

Playgroundology, an emerging social science. 

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Ethan E., our first donor

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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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