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.
This is a one of a kind informative resource that lends itself to leisurely browsing or focused searching if there is something specific you’re trying to track down.
In the words of Rita Watts, a member of the Encyclo team and a frequent commenter at PlayGroundology, “The Play & Playground Encyclopedia is an independent, fact-based source of information whose purpose is to promote the value of play and the playground industry while archiving the history of the play and playground movements, organizations, companies, events, and people involved.”
True enough, but The Play and Playground Encyclopedia is also a bit of fun too. Where else will you get information under one roof so to speak on topics such as the Sajai Foundation, Hula Hoops (see my disastrous attempts here), brachiation (my Noah has just started brachiating and sister Nellie, two years younger, is raring to get at it) and the Sandbox Summit?
A fine opportunity to learn about some elements of the play and playground worlds.
ScreenShot Mondays will be back in two weeks. If you have any suggestions for a good subject, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.