Weekend Links



This video shows fantastic footage from school playgrounds in Berlin, and is real food for thought.  Speaking about the playgrounds, Alistair Seaman shares that "the play equipment was always rustic, it was always quite adventurous; but they were deigned to be something to present the children with challenge and with risk."   (via playscapes)


I live in the northwest, so I can't legally complain about the rain.  So I'm thinking about going and digging in my garden just for a bit of mud appreciation so I'm not so tempted to call it "bad weather" in front of the kids.  This interpretation of the Donald Crews and Robert Kalan book, Rain,is right up my alley.




I would love to have a copy of Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling, in my hands someday.  Brainpickings describes it as the "evolution of the picture book", and we certainly seem to be in the newest phase of picture books as they become digital and interactive.

I have to say that I did "pin" that book on pinterest; and as much as I try not to be someone who places blame, I think I have been sharing fewer and fewer things here because of that outlet.  I'll be making a conscious effort to continue sharing here as well.