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Play Everywhere

I love the idea of play being everywhere, not just at the playground. When I was a kid (oh,…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on August 16, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

To Win Over Poverty a Child Must Have a Dream

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…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on April 6, 2016 at 10:42am — 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

This Guy Gets It!

“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

First a Crazy Idea....and Now This!

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…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on October 31, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

My Favorite Website of the Month

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!…

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Added by Cynthia Gentry on September 1, 2010 at 9:39am — 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!!

Click for the Find a Playground app to put on your phone.

Playworks 2010-2011 PLAYBOOK

Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about play.

And, of course, KaBOOM! Find a playground, plan a Play Day, how to build a playground, and much, much more.

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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