The PlayGarden Blog

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Fall at the PlayGarden
09
Oct

The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden is Open to Play!

Seattle— October 9, 2020 — We are so pleased to welcome visitors back to the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden. Over the last seven months the PlayGarden has been closely following City, County, State and Federal guidelines for parks, playgrounds and size of social gatherings. On October 5, 2020, the City of Seattle announced that parks and...
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14
Apr

10 Strategies for Talking to Kids About Disability

Whether it is a person who uses a wheelchair that you see in the grocery store, a child in their class that has Autism, or a sibling with ADHD your child has someone in their life that has a disability that they might have questions about. Talking openly and honestly about disability with your kids...
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learn from your friends
05
Mar

What if I say the wrong thing?

Learn respectful language to use when talking about disability or with people with disabilities.
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4 girls with flowers
05
Feb

One Saturday in May

Today was one of those days that the full impact of the PlayGarden swept me off my feet. I started this overcast Saturday with a trip to …
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05
Feb

Every body can play! Easy ways to say “Yes!” to kids with disabilities

Last year we asked our community partner, Public Health Seattle & King County to take a look at our toolkit and share back their key take…
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say yes to kids with disabilities
14
Jan

Introducing the NEW PlayGarden blog: Say “Yes!” to Kids with Disabilities

The Seattle Children’s PlayGarden is so excited to launch our new blog called Say “Yes!” to Kids with Disabilities. Over the n
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wildzone
15
Feb

“More Nooses”

In February of last year I wrote the attached piece published in Crosscut about the destruction by the Parks department of our Wild Zone …
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16
Nov

Pick Stuff Up Off the Ground

I am like my mother. I pick things up on walks. There are a lot of beautiful things outside these days. On every walk I take I pick up be…
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girl in an ada swing
09
Nov

How is the ADA Swing in Your Park Doing?

Every time I see one of these bright cheerful Yellow ADA swings in a city park I am so proud. In June of 2008, PlayGarden Board Member an…
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celebrating birthdays at the playgarden
06
Aug

Birthdays at the PlayGarden

One of our summer campers turned 5 this week! We celebrated in true PlayGarden style, with a birthday mud pie, a handmade piñata, and lol…
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27
Jul

About the PlayGarden

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