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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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July 4, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Guest Post at Learning for Life “Embracing the Nothingness”

“We say that Tink is “all about the ideas” because mainly we want to embrace the pursuit of nothingness. In adult terms, it is like the Seinfeld of Summer Camps. It is a camp about nothing, but in that, it is about everything. And it is the perfect way to spend a bite-sized set of Summer Days.” [...]

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