Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
140 NE 1st Street,
Delray Beach, FL 33444

Phone: 561-278-0424
Cooperative Preschool, Mommy and Me, After-school Programs and Parenting Support
Empowering children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts
About

"Risky play is thrilling and exciting play where children test their boundaries and flirt with uncertainty. They climb trees, build forts, roam the neighborhood with friends or play capture the flag. Research shows such play is associated with increased physical activity, social skills, risk management skills, resilience and self-confidence. These findings make intuitive sense when you watch children at play."

"Risky play is thrilling and exciting play where children test their boundaries and flirt with uncertainty. They climb trees, build forts, roam the neighborhood with friends or play capture the flag. Research shows such play is associated with increased physical activity, social skills, risk management skills, resilience and self-confidence. These findings make intuitive sense when you watch children at play."

"What we don't realize is that the land of childhood is marvelously whole before we arrive. Within their world, children's behavior has logic and meaning." -Emily Plank 🌻Respect for the Individual (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w9tjg

"The power of fantasy in the culture of childhood is that it provides a safe space to test what it feels like to be angry, sad, scared, or powerful." -Emily Plank 🌻Learning Through Experience (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w98gg

"My observations of adults who embrace fully their inherent play nature are that it assures a better quality of life, decreases stress, connects them better with their particular communities, keeps them optimistic in a very changing, challenging and demanding world, fosters empathy, and thus makes sense to include it for us all.As a physician, I have come to see it from many years of exploring it scientifically that play is a PUBLIC HEALTH NECESSITY from birth to death."

"My observations of adults who embrace fully their inherent play nature are that it assures a better quality of life, decreases stress, connects them better with their particular communities, keeps them optimistic in a very changing, challenging and demanding world, fosters empathy, and thus makes sense to include it for us all.As a physician, I have come to see it from many years of exploring it scientifically that play is a PUBLIC HEALTH NECESSITY from birth to death."

“Listen earnestly to anything [your children] want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.” -Catherine M. Wallace 🌻Respect for the Individual (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w8h3c

“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.” -Carl Sagan 🌻Respect for the Individual (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w7sj7

“When unconditional love and genuine enthusiasm are always present, "Good job!" isn't necessary; when they're absent, "Good job!" won't help.” -Alfie Kohn 🌻Learning Through Experience (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w73ck

"Australian research has found the introduction of everyday equipment into outdoor school spaces has resulted in significant increases in primary school students’ physical activity intensity during active play, step counts, types (and complexity) of play, physical quality of life, enjoyment and can complement the national curriculum."

"Australian research has found the introduction of everyday equipment into outdoor school spaces has resulted in significant increases in primary school students’ physical activity intensity during active play, step counts, types (and complexity) of play, physical quality of life, enjoyment and can complement the national curriculum."

"Wise Educators realize that it doesn't matter how motivated students are; what matters is how students are motivated. It is the type of motivation that counts, not the amount." -Alfie Kohn 🌻Respect for the Individual (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w6cnc

"Just as babies play with the world, testing out their hypotheses on the objects around them, scientists perform experiments." - Alison Gopnik Learning Through Experience (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w5isc

“Self-actualized people...live more in the real world of nature than in the man-made mass of concepts, abstractions, expectations, beliefs and stereotypes that most people confuse with the world. - Abraham Maslow Respect for the Individual (Sunflower pillar) ‪#RememberPlay‬ ✭ ‪#SharedWisdom‬ Join The Sunflower Circle: http://qoo.ly/w4xx8

"Because in play, children naturally work on multiple objectives at once. Play is efficient. With worksheets and direct instruction, we often focus on one task at a time...But in play, children at the sensory table are working on motor skills, language skills, and social skills all at once, as they manipulate tools, talk about their new ideas, and work together with their friends."

"Because in play, children naturally work on multiple objectives at once. Play is efficient. With worksheets and direct instruction, we often focus on one task at a time...But in play, children at the sensory table are working on motor skills, language skills, and social skills all at once, as they manipulate tools, talk about their new ideas, and work together with their friends."

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