Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 15, 2017 at 11:18am — No Comments
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reflects on the benefits of street play when he was a child in Brooklyn, NY. The inset is a picture of Senator Sanders and his older brother in front of the same building.
This is NOT a political statement. Click on the image above to see a…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 13, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on December 1, 2015 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Without fail the picture gracing the place of honor on my iPhone is of one or more of my grandchildren doing what kids under five do best - playing just for the heck of it. There…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 4, 2015 at 11:30pm — No Comments
“It has never been more…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 4, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
Recent issue of PlayRights, the magazine of the International Play Association
I am struck by how the things I love to do today are so reminiscent of how I played as a child. When I was a little girl I would always get the kids in the…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on February 24, 2014 at 1:21pm — No Comments
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,…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 18, 2013 at 1:41pm — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on July 14, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
"A city that has no room for the child is a diabolical thing."
Look around the City of Atlanta. Are we making room for our children? Are we thinking of children when we design shiny, hip and splashy mixed-use…Continue
“Play will be to the 21st century what work was to the industrial age—our dominant way of knowing, doing and creating value.” - Cultural commentator Pat Kane
(from the Museum of Modern Art press release on the upcoming exhibit the Century of the Child)
Added by Cynthia Gentry on May 21, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments
Jeff Santos, a video game designer from Canada won the first ever Playable10 International Design Competition with his ATL design for Woodruff Park. The competition was sponsored and organized…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 12, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Is this boy playing or practicing for a brilliant future as a cinematographer?
Added by Cynthia Gentry on November 21, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments