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May 12, 2020

How to Keep Your Children Mentally Healthy During Quarantine

This one-hour, free webinar features Dr. Crystal Collier, as she shares a thought-provoking look at how quarantined life is affecting the social and emotional health of our children, and strategies parents can use to help them cope.
Mar 6, 2019

Conflict and Play in a Child's World

Learn how Adventure Playground at The Parish School allows children the freedom to take risks and experience the full range of human emotion amongst peers, which includes the freedom to experience conflict.
Mar 21, 2018

More About the Spaces We Love: Adventure Play!

The Parish School is fortunate to have one of only five site-based adventure playgrounds in the United States and the only one based at a school. Adventure playgrounds are environments where children create their own worlds and build their own play space with a variety of tools and scrap material. With all of this stuff organized and built by children - with so much freedom, space, tools and child-directed activity, aren't these playgrounds rife with injury? To answer this question, Jill Wood, Director of Adventure Play at The Parish School, teamed with Morgan Leichter Saxby, PhD candidate in Playwork at Leeds Beckett University and Co-Founder of Pop-Up Adventure Play for a comparative study...