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The Playground Where Babies Learn To Talk
Exploring the American idea since 1857
By Emily DeRuy OAKLAND, Calif.—At first, the playground at Officer Willie Wilkins Park looks pretty standard. There’s a slide
Playgrounds And Parenting From Virginia To Palestine
Director of Donor Development, ANERA
I used to think playgrounds were important. Now I realize they are essential.
10 Best Local Playgrounds For Adults In Europe
Spotted by Locals
Spotted by Locals
Playgrounds are just for children? Of course they aren’t!
How Outdoor Playgrounds Affect Child Development
Laurie Hollman,Ph.D., psychoanalyst w/kids,teens,adults;author...
Think of a child on a swing as she smiles at her mother who pushes her up and down slowly at first and then building momentum
Observations From Below: Play Matters
Motivated, personable and determined journalist and disability...
I encourage you to check out your local playgrounds. Are they accessible? If not, work with your community to make them accessible. Encourage all parents to let their kids play. Create opportunities for inclusive play experiences like my family did and still does.
Why an Inclusive Playground Benefits All Children
When Fruzsina Elo's first child was born he weighed 1 lb., 6 ozs., and it wasn't until he was six weeks old that she was able to hold him in her arms -- on Mother's Day. On that day she made a promise to him: that she would do everything she could to make him happy.
How Detroiters Got Dozens Of Parks Reopened And Made The City Better For Kids
Face painting at the Grandmont Community Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtesy Grandmont Community Association. Dancing at the Grandmont
Playing With Fire and Facing Death in
Freelance writer and coach
It was the subtitle of Amy Fusselman's new book, Savage Park, that got my attention: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die.
More Than Fun and Games -- Play Matters
CEO, American Heart Association
"Ultimately, play matters because people matter, and it represents one of the best opportunities in our daily lives for people to really get to know one another -- to see and truly be seen by others."
6 People You See on an NYC Playground
Leslie Kendall Dye
actor, dancer, writer, nostalgic person.
For tourists with children, I've compiled a handy pocket guide to the types you will encounter most frequently on the NYC playground. Now you will know whom to ask for a spare diaper or Kleenex. And whom you should avoid.
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Playgrounds, The New Bar Hopping
Humorist, writer, blogger at elleroy was here
Before kids, I bar hopped. My rock band played in them. It was a lot of monkeying around minus the monkey bars; a pretty swinging lifestyle.
CULTURE & ARTS
12 Nostalgic Photos That Capture The Disappearance Of An American Icon
Once Upon A Playground covers six decades of outdoor beauty, spanning 1920-1975. Filled with over 170 personal photos and
The Challenge of Adventure Playgrounds
Amy Fusselman's forthcoming book is Savage Park: A Meditation...
We deride helicopter parenting, but maybe the problem is that we are thinking of the wrong person in the wrong helicopter. It's the children, not the parents, who are meant to fly.
Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids
Changing diapers, minds and habits, sometimes all in one day
Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid societies, disappearing into nature?
5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently
Education writer, life coach, writing tutor
We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.
Playground Speed Dating
CEO - Stigma Fighters
It turns out that I've been involved in a similar activity to speed dating and I didn't even realize it: Playground speed dating!
2nd-Grader's Cure For Playground Loneliness: A Buddy Bench
Christian isn't the only student to think his school playground could benefit from these kinds of fixtures. Last month, St
The Most Amazing Playgrounds In The World (PHOTOS) - Weather.com
Playgrounds have certainly come a long way from the ubiquitous swing sets and monkey bars - just visit your neighborhood
CULTURE & ARTS
The Last One of a Kind
Consumer Healthcare Expert, Commentator
The story of how an antique wooden playground slide came into my possession reads like a sequel to "Jack and the Beanstalk
Green Infrastructure: The Design Element (Part II)
Senior Vice President & Director of City Park Development - Th...
These hyper-performing landscapes are tiny by park standards, but they bring beauty to formerly barren corners, serve as mini habitats for insects and birds, and most of all, soak up storm water.
HOME & LIVING
10 Incredible Playgrounds We Wish We Had Growing Up (PHOTOS)
Apparently a lone swingset is frowned upon these days.
New Orleans Rosenwald Center, Opened For African Americans During Segregation, To Be Rebuilt
As for the Rosenwald Center, it gets its name from local, civic leader Edith Rosenwald Stern, who died in1980. She was the
Boys Flying High: Why Adults Should Play
Play could turn out to be powerful therapy. It might even be exactly the kind of health care reform the doctor ordered.
Investing in Children Makes Economic Sense -- in the Gulf and Beyond
Just as playgrounds didn't even make the priority list of most of those responding to Katrina, they all too often slip off the radar of those building our schools, designing our neighborhoods, and drafting government budgets.
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