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Child’s Play: A Passion of Mine

The Overprotected Kid by Hanna Rosin in The Atlantic last week is very powerful. It illuminates just how bland playgrounds have become in the last 30 years, and how that came to be. After 10 years of teaching and almost 4 of being a parent to a very adventurous little boy, I have come to […]

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Creative Dance

It’s so hard to get video of Theo dancing with such enthusiasm, so this one is in the dark. It’s at a play center called Climbaroo, and Theo is excited to see a costumed character during the dance party session.

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The Electric Typewriter

Theo found some kind of weird piano at artBeast play center. He got some keys stuck together. I asked Theo about this device and he said “it’s for stabbing”. More photos from Theo’s preschool field trip to artBeast:

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Job Skills

If it involves water, cranks, balls, or digging, Theo is your man. This wonderful water play area is at Portland Children’s Museum.

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Ice Dancing on Carpet

If you have three minutes, this is an adorable video of Theo and his cousin Margaret ice skating along with the Olympics.