Playback

Our youngest, Lila-Jeanne – PlayGroundology started just after she was born

Our three youngest kids are a never ending source of inspiration. Their ability to play with no goal in mind, to get lost in changing beats and laughter’s rolling sound really highlights the vitality of independent play, the richness of embracing its giddy reel.

Over the course of PlayGroundology’s nearly ten years, I have frequently fantasized about being an embedded photographer/videographer for a few days with the neighbourhood gang. Although I have thousands of photos and hundreds of minutes of video of kids at play, none truly capture the child perspective of their universe.

With PlayGroundology poised to celebrate its tenth anniversary in a couple of weeks, I wanted to say thanks to my kids for showing me what it’s all about day in, day out. They play with abandon, with joy, intensity, exuberance and the unspoken belief that the parade of discovery, adventure and fun will never end.

I hope you will enjoy these unedited, kid-led parade moments that they have so generously shared.

 

That’s our little guy in the yellow and blue tie-die shirt paddling around Salamander Playground in Montreal, Canada nearly ten years ago – more here.

 

One of our girls centrifugaling around on one of the last roundabouts in Nova Scotia at Dempsey Corner Orchard – more here.

 

Up and down the hill with whirling paper streaming in the sky.

 

One small step up. One huge leap for risk assessment…

 

Tagging along for adventure.

 

Seasonal shennaingans

 

Creative destruction…

 

Play training.

 

Our nature getaway – Kejimkujik National Park.

 

More play moments coming soon….

 

 

2 responses to “Playback

  1. Thanks, Alex, always fun watching your videos.

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  2. Donne – I hope you got a smile or two. I sent you a message on Facebook a few days ago regarding a photo you took. I want to do a post about it but would like to check in with you first. Where is the best place to send you a private message? Cheers, Alex

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