The PlayGarden Blog

Here’s what’s going on at the PlayGarden!

Drawing of kids and animals playing in the snow at the PlayGarden.
16
Nov

Our Big-Littles Holiday Giving Campaign is Here!

Today marks the first day of our Big-Littles Holiday Giving Campaign! We need your support more than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit children with disabilities and their families extraordinarily hard. Our families are not receiving the education, socialization and therapy support they need to thrive. The PlayGarden’s revenue is down over 30% but we Read more
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Children put flowers into a puddle
30
Oct

Thank You Blue Rose Foundation!

Thank you Blue Rose Foundation for your recent generous gift of $3000 to the Seattle Children’s PlayGarden. We appreciate your commitment and belief that equal access to resources start children on an early pathway to success, and strengthens our families and communities. Because of funders like you, we can provide preschool classes in person and in compliance with CDC, State, and local safety Read more
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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 Read more
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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 Read more
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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

Support the PlayGarden – Your Donations help fund all our great programs! #video
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