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The Art of Play and Sustainability

We were thrilled when Kara Rossi, teacher at PlayArts, contacted us to set up a visit to The Resource Exchange with their summer campers. PlayArts is a beautiful child-centered arts and play space for infants through young children located on Front Street in Fishtown. Their facility offers educational enrichment, group classes and private music lessons for children and their parents. Sustainability is a key part of the PlayArts philosophy. “We believe that we’re in this together.  Respect–for the environment, our community, and one another. We took great care in creating a sustainably-minded space; please help us care for it and … Continue reading

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Constructivist Play for Adults Workshop uses reclaimed materials!

Re customer and educational trainer with LiteBrite, LLC, Erika Anderson recently purchased a range of reclaimed materials for use in an educational workshop at the Conference by the Sea, hosted by the Maryland State Child Care Association in Ocean City, Maryland. LiteBrite’s Director, Crystal Ey, engaged over 300 early learning educators during two sessions on Constructivist Play for Adults at the conference, putting the creative materials (including fabric samples, pipe cleaners and expandos) to good use as educational tools! Erika wrote that these materials “added another dimension to the level of creativity and interest through play experiences during the sessions” and described … Continue reading

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International Sculpture Center’s Task Party!

The International Sculpture Center celebrated International Sculpture Day by throwing a TASK Party! What’s a TASK Party?! Here’s how the ISC describes the event: Created by artist Oliver Herring, TASK is an improvisational event with a simple structure and very few rules. TASK’s open-ended, participatory structure creates almost unlimited opportunities for a group of people to interact with one another and their environment. TASKs’ flow and momentum depend on the tasks written and interpreted by its participants. In theory anything becomes possible. The continuous conception and interpretation of tasks is both chaotic and purpose driven. It is a complex, ever shifting … Continue reading

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