Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Over at the Times, Lenore Skenazy (the lady who let her 9 year old son go on the New York subway on his own as she believes in "common sense parenting in uncommonly overprotective times") has had a live chat with interesting comments. Also, her blog Free Range Kids has some really mindblowing stories.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Great article on Salon, via Common Good, about when adults make kid's spaces safe and risk-free maybe we take the fun out of them.
I think the above image would be heaven for my kids, rather than the sterile, homogenous play structure that my local park has to offer.
(Photo of St. John's Wood Adventure Playground, London in 1963)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
"The Seven Generations Charter School is one in which students from every grade level engage in activities focused on sustainable living, environmental stewardship, and respect for our planet and all living things. We believe that a school with excellent academic standards can also be a place where students learn citizenship and develop the skills to succeed as they improve the overall quality of life in their communities."
Found via Good.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Honeybees are vanishing at an alarming rate across the planet. "Vanishing of the Bees" is a documentary examining their disappearance. It's being released in August across America.
Time to pull up some of your lawn and plant a wildflower garden. Get your kids involved, they will love to help and it will be exciting to see bees stopping by for dinner. A win win situation.
Found via Swissmiss.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Who wouldn't like a park, shops, schools, transit within walking/cycling distance of their home? Here's an interesting article over at Miller-McCune about this, found via Good. It's about time these things were addressed and public policy needs to lead the way.
It's not like there aren't enough great examples of walkable communities to use as examples. Through public policy Copenhagen is now one of the most pedestrianized city in the world.
(There I go mentioning Denmark....... again.)