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“A more naturalized outdoor space can provide an alternative to the playground for traumatized children that allows them to move in ways that heal: walking or running on pathways through plantings, or dancing to soothing sounds made by rain sticks … READ MORE
I came across an article in the New York Times that was questioning if today’s playgrounds were too safe. In his article, “Today’s playgrounds may be too safe, critics warn,” John Tierney writes safer “playgrounds may stunt emotional development, leaving … READ MORE
“Moving to heal” can be taken quite literally. Children can become frozen by traumatic events and need to partake in physically strenuous acts to help them unload all of the emotions that have been holding them in place. In many … READ MORE
We often write and read about all of the educational benefits children gain through play; the ELS that they are mastering on the playground. Recently I read an article entitled “hope and healing for children affected by domestic violence” and … READ MORE