I used to think playgrounds were important. Now I realize they are essential.
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.
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.
Face painting at the Grandmont Community Arts & Crafts Fair. Courtesy Grandmont Community Association. Dancing at the Grandmont
Once Upon A Playground covers six decades of outdoor beauty, spanning 1920-1975. Filled with over 170 personal photos and
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?
Christian isn't the only student to think his school playground could benefit from these kinds of fixtures. Last month, St
Playgrounds have certainly come a long way from the ubiquitous swing sets and monkey bars - just visit your neighborhood