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End of year thoughts- 2016- finding a path forward

As 2016 ends, I wanted to update the website with the sad reality that this year has been a tough one, for so many reasons. And to report there is one less playground in the world, thanks to the inspectors … Continue reading

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Ball ramps and ball stomps for Community Action

This summer I have been building duplicates of some of small toys and equipment to donate to child care centers. ¬†Arlene Spooner and I did several trainings for the Community Action Agency, who run child care centers in Amherst, Northampton … Continue reading

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Playground Dedication- The Care Center, Holyoke MA

  Playground Dedication We gathered at the Care Center in Holyoke for a short ceremony to dedicate the new playground on Tuesday September 29th. We chose a morning time so that we could see children playing, and it was wonderful … Continue reading

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Playground for The Care Center is complete!

The second playground for children was installed on August 1st 2015 at the Care Center in Holyoke, MA. The Care Center is a wonderful program that allows young mothers to complete their high school education while providing day care and … Continue reading

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Animal matching game is complete!

In January 2015 we added a new game for helping develop visual skills. Helen Murphy painted a series of wonderful animal blocks, and they are hidden around the playscape. The children choose an animal block (tiger, lion, giraffe, elephant, monkey, … Continue reading

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Playground for REACH Early Intervention program- October 2014

Here is the first playground installed for the REACH Early Intervention Program in Amherst, MA. It has been up and running for a few weeks, and I got the chance to watch kids play on it last week, which was … Continue reading

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August 2014- the baby cube is done!

These are some photos of the “baby cube”, designed for the REACH Early Intervention program, for use with the toddler play groups. It features a platform swing, slide, “bottle baby” ramp and truck, and places to climb, as well as … Continue reading

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