Sunday, May 3, 2015

Slow Chat With Us This Week About...

This weeks slow chat will be a little different, instead of one article we thought it would be cool to combine the top three articles from our weekly newsletter into one discussion.  So let's dream about our perfect building/room and how it could augment our students learning.

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

I love this school!  We don't often get to build new schools, but when we do how awesome would it be to be able to dream BIG!?

At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.

5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do

In his humorous and uplifting style, Gever Tulley debunks classic myths of childhood safety. With rampant fear mongering, is it any wonder that children are actually over-protected? Instead, Tulley believes the most effective way to keep children safe is to give them a little taste of danger.

Inclusive Playground Makes Playtime Magical For Kids Of All Abilities

Playtime is one of the best parts about being a kid. 
The Magical Bridge Playground has everything a kid could want from a playscape. There are giant slides, a jungle gym, musical instruments, swings and a custom playhouse. Everything is cheery and colorful. But what makes this playground truly magical is its inclusiveness. Every single detail is designed to accommodate children, and parents, of all abilities.
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