I love the idea of play being everywhere, not just at the playground. When I was a kid (oh,…Continue
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There is a very important article in The Atlantic titled, "Why Do Some Poor Kids Thrive?" It is a fascinating read about coming out on the winning side of a childhood of poverty.
A big factor in…Continue
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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
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“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)
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 is a huge day for the Atlanta Taskforce on Play (ATOP). There's a big surprise being unveiled at the National Recreation and Parks Assn. conference, and it's something we've been working on for years. Here's how it all started:
In 2003, I built my first…Continue
Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
I just discovered The Cool Hunter website and am wildly inspired. It's about design and architecture and all things cool, but this looks like play to me. Check it out!…Continue
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