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Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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***Play Is Essential Series: Cities Supporting Play***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation for my book Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. KaBOOM! has been looking at and supporting play in communities for many years. Their annual award for playful cities is a useful gauge of how seriously communities take the importance of play. Is your community in this year’s list?

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Source: Playful City USA | KaBOOM!

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of KaBOOM! and Play for Children!

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How to Design Playgrounds for All Kids – CityLab

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***Play Is Essential Series: Inclusive Playgrounds***

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Courtesy of Kaboom!

             It is no secret that I love CityLab, a great resource on urban development from Atlantic Media. Today’s post is a cogent essay on the importance of building inclusive playgrounds for kids of all abilities–and I would add for adults as well. There are practical suggestions here you may want to share with others in your community.

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“Inclusive playgrounds accommodate kids with disabilities, fostering fun and compassion for all.”

Source: How to Design Playgrounds for All Kids – CityLab

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Courtesy of Kaboom!

The Creative Apothecary Believes Play Is Essential   for All of Us!

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Play theory: understanding ‘play types’ and how they relate to Forest School… | Forest Schooled

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***Play Is Essential for Development Series: Understanding the Range of Play Types***

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Courtesy of Mermaid Musings

          The Forest School is one of the most important developments in early childhood and kindergarten education. Play is at the heart of forest school philosophy–as it is the philosophical foundation for my book, Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. Today’s post is a comprehensive look at the various types of play supported by the Forest School model. Play is a more complex subject than you may understand.

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Source: Play theory: understanding ‘play types’ and how they relate to Forest School… | Forest Schooled

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Power of Play in Our Lives!

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The Case for Risky Play Spaces for Kids – CityLab

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***Play Is Essential Series***

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Courtesy of PlayDrMom

          Play is essential for both children and adults. All human development emerges from the intersections of playing, making, and knowing. This is the philosophical foundation of my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. City Lab brings us a cogent review of play in recent decades and why we need to allow young people to take more risks in their play activities.

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“Until the 1980s, playgrounds were spaces of adventure and art.”

Source: The Case for Risky Play Spaces for Kids – CityLab

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Play for Children and Big People Too!

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Kids Disaster Relief and Crisis Recovery | KaBOOM!

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The Importance of Play in Healing after Trauma:

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

          If you don’t know about KaBOOM!, you should. In the area of play for both children and adults, the organization is one of the “Beacons of Hope” to be featured in my book and resource guides. Today’s post introduces their work helping communities after natural and man-made disasters. Take the opportunity to explore their site and learn about their work.

          Today’s images are courtesy of the inspiring Buddha Doodles.

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“KaBOOM! has established a Disaster Relief and Crisis Recovery Task Force to respond when there are natural or manmade disasters that impact children.”

Source: Kids Disaster Relief and Crisis Recovery | KaBOOM!

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

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Courtesy of Buddha Doodles

The Creative Apothecary Applauds the Work of KaBOOM! and Its Partners!

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Play Matters | KaBOOM!

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Play Is Essential for Children and Adults!

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Courtesy of the International Child Art Foundation

     I love KaBOOM! They are doing wonderful things across the country to support and encourage the development of play and playgrounds in our communities. Today’s post shares what is happening in Baltimore and may give you some ideas for implementing in your own community!

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“Through the Play More B’More initiative, Baltimore is at the forefront of playability, taking action to make it as easy as possible for all kids, particularly kids growing up in poverty, to get the play they need to thrive.”

Source: Play Matters | KaBOOM!

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Courtesy of International Child Art Foundation

 

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Courtesy of the International Child Art Foundation

The Creative Apothecary Salutes of the Work of KaBoom!

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