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Viewpoints and Points of View on Play

Viewpoints and Points of View on Play
August 9, 2012 No Comments »

My husband Bob loves to climb. He loves Up. Up-hills, up mountains, up trees, up water towers…you name it. Whenever we travel and come to a new landscape, his eyes immediately move toward the horizon and up to the top of ... Read More »

Play lives inside limits

Play lives inside limits
July 25, 2012 No Comments »

About three weeks ago, on a beautiful warm evening in Portland, I bent down to unlock my bike and felt something go snap in my back just below my rib cage—pain melted down the right side of my spine and ... Read More »

We are “Built for Play”

We are “Built for Play”
July 9, 2012 1 Comment »

I am sitting on my porch watching kids on a rope swing in the yard across the street. After awhile the older ones disperse to bikes and scooters. One very young girl is still at the swing. She has pulled herself up, barely ... Read More »

You know…it just feels…Playful

You know…it just feels…Playful
June 25, 2012 No Comments »

As with love, passion or any profound experience, at its heart, play is hard to define ~ it is sensory and emotional and it engages the whole body/mind in ways that don’t lend themselves to language… Putting words to something ... Read More »

Summer Book Club countdown! …Starts June 18

Summer Book Club countdown! …Starts June 18
June 13, 2012 No Comments »

The Summer Book Club countdown has begun! In June we’ll be reading:  Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul by Stuart Brown MD & Christopher Vaughn MD It’s summer–let’s take it easy–How about a chapter ... Read More »

The Summer Book Club is here!

The Summer Book Club is here!
June 8, 2012 1 Comment »

What’s better than a good summer read? So many intriguing books on my list, not to mention the growing stack on my virtual Kindle nightstand! When I recently thought about stretching out on the grass with a book, I flashed on long summer afternoons becoming page-turning twilight in my childhood. ... Read More »