The Friday 5 for April 22nd

22nd April, 2011 - Posted by - 2 Comments

Friday Five –> Pronunciation:Fri•day ’fiv –> Function: Noun

Definition: Sampling of articles and blog posts that caught our eye that will be of interest to Head Start, parent and early childhood education communities.

This week’s Friday 5:

  1. This article  really got us hoppin’ mad this week: Classic kids games like kickball deemed unsafe by state in effort to increase summer camp regulation. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed.
  2. Geocaching is a great way to get the entire family outdoors and moving! Find out more from @Childhood101.
  3. Loving this from KaBOOM!: A playground made of… cardboard?
  4. If you want to be in the know about the play movement and all the folks involved, look no further than @CTorgan’s amazing list of over 200 play resources! More info than you can shake a stick at! ;-)
  5. We couldn’t agree more with this story: A Simplicity Story – Modern Day Toys…Dirt, Sticks, and Rocks.

I think that should keep everyone busy for awhile! Lot’s going on this weekend — Earth Day and Easter both are great days to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends.

Did anything catch your eye this week? We would love to know about it — so please share it in the comments section.

Don’t forget to get outside and play this weekend. It’s good for the mind, body and spirit!  :-) Bethe

Bethe Almeras, MS, is the HSBS Education & Outreach Director. A long time educator and play advocate, she is passionate about outdoor play and connecting children with nature. In her free time Bethe writes a blog, The Grass Stain Guru, and can often be found playing outside. She is particularly fond of squirrels. And turtles. And sandpipers. And…

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Christie-Childhood 101

April 22nd, 2011 at 11:16 pm    

Thanks for including the geocaching link :) Off to check off the cardboard playground now…


April 23rd, 2011 at 1:11 am    

Thanks for being such a great resource, Christie!

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