Playing in the Sand

Playing in the Sand

“When I was down beside the sea A wooden spade they gave to me. To dig the sandy shore.” Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses They–whoever they were–clearly did this child a good turn. They brought him to a good place, and...
A Space for Children in the Home

A Space for Children in the Home

“If children do not have space to release a tremendous amount of energy when they need to, they will drive themselves and everybody else in the family up the wall.” Christopher Alexander, A Pattern Language We need spaces that foster the various aspects of human life....
When I Was Down Beside the Sea

When I Was Down Beside the Sea

“My holes were empty like a cup. In every hole the sea came up. Till it could come no more.” Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses It is fitting that for vacation we especially seek places of natural beauty. In her more notable...
Playing in Grassy Places

Playing in Grassy Places

“Happy hearts and happy faces, Happy play in grassy places— That was how, in ancient ages, Children grew to kings and sages.” Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child’s Garden of Verses It is so easy for us to forget. Playing is how children practice to become adults....

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