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The Best Playgrounds of 2017 – Play Across America Blog

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***Play Is Essential Series: Great Playgrounds in US***

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          All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. One of the important ways a community can support play is through the creation of playgrounds that offer inclusive opportunities for everyone. Today’s post shares with you the latest list of best playgrounds from Play Across America. You may find some good ideas here for your community.

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of Play Across America!

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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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Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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            Play is essential for all human development: the interactions among playing, making, and knowing are the foundations of civilization. Play is one of the three basic elements for transforming our schools into healthy places for children to learn. Today’s post is an interview with Angela Hanscomb, creator of TimberNook and author of Balanced and Barefoot, about the importance of outdoor play in the development of children. Thanks to HuffPost for the share.

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Source: Kids Should Play Outside 3 (!) Hours Every Day, This Expert Says. Here’s Why—And How To Do It | HuffPost

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Children Playing in Nature!

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Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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***Play Is Essential Series: Recess Time in Schools***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. This is the core philosophy of my work in progress Shaping Lives. Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life. One of the big mistakes schools have made over the last 25 years is to eliminate or shorten recess and other chances for kids to move around. Today’s post shares the story of how increasing recess time in one Texas school resulted in good things happening.

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Source: Texas School Triples Recess Time And Sees Immediate Positive Results In Kids – Scary Mommy

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play!

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Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

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***Play Is Essential Series: The Wisdom of Peter Gray***

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          Peter Gray is the wisest professor in any school of education. What I find exceedingly frustrating is that education policy makers in the US pay absolutely no attention to the research that really matters about child development so we continue to deprive children of what is most necessary for their healthy development. Thanks to Aeon Essays for sharing this.

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Source: Children today are suffering a severe deficit of play | Aeon Essays

The Creative Apothecary Believes Play Is Essential for Child Development!

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42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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          Looking for some great quotes and posters on the importance of play in children’s lives? Today’s post shares a whopping 42 with you!

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Source: 42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in Human Development!

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Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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***Play Is Essential Series: LEGO and Early Childhood Education***

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           All human development emerges from the interactions among playing, making, and knowing. Play must be central to the development of children. Lego is investing seriously in research on the importance of play in child development through its establishment of a professorship and research center at Cambridge University in the UK. This article from The Guardian is an excellent overview of both the issues and what the Lego Foundation is doing. Pass it on to school boards in your community.

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Source: Children should learn mainly through play until age of eight, says Lego | Education | The Guardian

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the Work of the Lego Foundation!

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

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Christmas Playdate – Kids Must Move

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Great Ideas for Kids Play in the Holiday Season:

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Courtesy of Little Explorers Club

          If you have several children coming to play during the holiday season, these are wonderful ideas from the Movement Method group, which includes Arabella Carter-Johnson (mother of Iris Grace) and Rupert Johnson. Check them out and pass on to others who may be interested.

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Source: Christmas Playdate – Kids Must Move

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates the All the Holidays of the Season!

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Playgrounds for an Aging Population

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Play–Necessary for Human Development at All Ages:

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Courtesy of Growing Bolder

          Through the interactions among playing, making, and knowing, all human development and creative innovations emerge. We need play as much at 60 as we do at six. Communities across the world are recognizing this through the development of playgrounds for people of all ages and all physical abilities. Today’s post from the Wall Street Journal shares the story of one adult playground in North Carolina and offers an overview of the growing trend in the US to provide these for seniors. They have long been popular in Europe and Asia.

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“At the new playground at the Marion Diehl Senior Center in Charlotte, N.C., a preschooler scampers up a giant rope net under the watchful eye of his mother…”

Source: Playgrounds for an Aging Population

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The Creative Apothecary Celebrates Playgrounds Everywhere!

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