Teaching about “Tricky People” vs. “Stranger Danger”

Parents worry. It’s part of being a parent. We worry about all the things that could possibly harm our children. We do all we can to protect them. But sometimes our efforts to keep them safe limit their opportunities to fully experience life, and learn all that they can. Parents’ Fears and how they impact our […]

Adventure Playground on Mercer Island

At Deane Children’s Park on Mercer Island (part of Island Crest Park – 5801 Island Crest Way) there’s an Adventure playground, where children are given hammers and nails, and encouraged to go build, play, explore, and discover. Here’s how Red Tricycle describes it: an ever-changing carpentry wonderland that’s completely kid-built, poised to capture the imagination… […]