A couple of Mondays per month, PlayGroundology screenshots a cyberspot that focuses on playgrounds, or play. I hope readers dive in and explore. Even if you’ve seen the selection before, take a moment and check to see what content has been added recently.
Think of this as a very slow stumble upon, an invitation to relish something new or to revisit an old friend. Some of the people and places may be household names in the world of play and playgrounds, others not so much. I hope all will pique your interest in what they have to offer and further your own possibilities for playfulness.
That’s a sprite-like child jumping about on the Active Kids Club (AKC) masthead, a child who cannot contain his desire or joy about playing in the outdoors.
Kari Svenneby is the founder of this Canadian based organization that offers resources and structure to get kids up and moving in the outdoors. Kari shares lots of great ideas for activities in all seasons as well as cooking with nature tips and recipes.
She knows what she’s talking about as she’s mom to two kids and a classically trained chef. There is also a blog and an AKC network that is free to join.
If you’re looking for solid, fun ideas to encourage your kids to get outside then Active Kids Club is really worth a look. There is a lot of depth, creativity and good old fashioned common sense all over this site. Bravo to Kari and her collaborators.