Maintaining Public Play Spaces

Maintaining Public Play Spaces

In Seattle, there are many indoor play spaces that get used frequently – especially in the rainy autumn and winter months. These spots are all over – in cafes, bookstores, malls, etc. Play is such a big part of our lives as children and parents, so every...
Do Public Play Spaces Show a Lack of Respect for Children?

Do Public Play Spaces Show a Lack of Respect for Children?

Working in preschools and child care centers over the years, I have encountered a lot of different play and learning spaces. So often, children’s play spaces are just not nice. They’re not kept up well. They need to be cleaned and organized. Toys are in...
One in, One Out – With Kids

One in, One Out – With Kids

  There are some things that we need more than one of. Underwear. (For sure!) Favorite books. Clothes. Dishes. But what do we REALLY need to keep around? When it comes to the theory of “one in, one out” (this means to get rid of something every time...
Increase Child Focus by Simplifying Your Environment

Increase Child Focus by Simplifying Your Environment

How do you feel when you are in the most cluttered room of your house? Uneasy? Stressed out? Unable to complete a task?       Children often feel the same way – but they aren’t quite able to express it.   It has been beyond interesting to observe young...