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July 27, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Sharing Play Histories Begins the Conversation for a New Day of Play

So often our own memories influence how we view and build our children’s experiences. What we hope to do by formally checking in with each other is to blend best practices — introducing the kind of early childhood play that builds those key social emotional bits and pieces and physical development…

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July 22, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Confessions of a Playground Bench Sitter

With all those heartstrings untangled and with clear eyes, I was able to celebrate my bench sitting, give plenty of space for any failed attempts to signal play — isn’t it better to try and fail than not try at all? — and understand that these other families needed to approach play the best way they could.

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July 14, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

The Play Arc of Fort Rad and the Nature Den

Along the way, the children–without adult intervention–teach each other how to shape Summertime adventures including building dens, fairy houses, and forts and the play that takes place in and around these structures.

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