Post Tagged with: "creative play"

How To Make A Unique Homemade Mother’s Day Picture Frame
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How To Make A Unique Homemade Mother’s Day Picture Frame

No artist embodies life’s wild curvatures and its massive collection of fragments stashed away and used in new ways more than Antoni Gaudí. So, for this Mother’s Day, because we just spent a glorious, 68-degree 24-hours in his glorious city of Barcelona, my two daughters made their mom a one-of-a-kind […]

A Hope, A Worry, A Wish and A Prayer As Middle School Approaches
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A Hope, A Worry, A Wish and A Prayer As Middle School Approaches

There are two handfuls of crabgrass sprouting relentlessly from the jagged cracks in the foundation where the driveway holds hands with the weathered brick walkway guiding footsteps to the front door of our home. This is a tram stop now, the visitor’s center and restrooms are up that path a […]

Hockey Jerseys and The Play Habits of My Daughters
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Hockey Jerseys and The Play Habits of My Daughters

*Below is an excerpt from a new story of mine that has been published today on You Plus 2 Parenting, as part of their annual 28 Days Of Play story series. The entirety of the tale of old hockey jerseys and the play habits of my daughters can be found […]

The Story of the Invention Table
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The Story of the Invention Table

A carnival ride for Playmobil people. That’s what woke us up on a recent Sunday morning. I’m sorry, I should be more specific. I should paint this picture in fluorescent blues and yellows for you to see it better from where you sit right now, especially if you too have […]

How To Play: The LEGO Remote Control of Imagination
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How To Play: The LEGO Remote Control of Imagination

There’s always a tipping point when something brilliant becomes something bad…or at least less brilliant. Imagination too. Ya wanna foster it, allow it to flourish, but you maybe don’t want your kid dressing like a fucking wizard when they are 22. Too much. Too much.

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Creativity And The High-Cost of Scotch Tape

The Mrs. reminded me today that sometimes you’ve gotta let your 5-year-old unravel half a spool of Scotch tape in the name of creative, independent play. Score one for unstructured, non-adult lead activities — at the cost of roughly $1.44. Please share with your friends, family and followers

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