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Doctor’s orders

The end of August – is it just me – or do you just know it without even checking the calendar?

There’s a certain feel in the air – a certain readiness for change – to step back into the structure and routine that lies ahead  – that Fall brings.

But – hold on – wait just a minute – it’s also that special time of year when The Parenting Place puts on their annual Children’s Festivalwhere play happens  – at Myrick Park, Saturday, August 25th from 9 am to 12 pm.

And to top it off this year, the American Academy of Pediatrics just today published a new clinical report on the significance of play in children’s lives – so much so that the report recommends doctors actually write a prescription for play.

Well … as I said – Doctor’s orders!

And we can easily take care of that prescription for you at The Children’s Festival –  where play happens – where children make play happen – in their own way.

How about starting off with a  9:00 am- sharp- dumping- of -the- dirt from the dump truck, to the mud kitchen where “mud is the flavor of the day” to the construction site, the farmyard, the campsite, water play galore, the art factory, sensory walk, painting,, cars and ramps, pretend play in “the Village:  the Veterinary hospital, the Pizza Shop, the Flower Shop, the Bakery and the Library, Dinosaur Island, The Adventure Playground and so much more.

This Festival, this prescription for your child’s well-being, speaks to the essense of childhood, of real hands-on play – and it catches the well-being, the imagination and joy of all who come.

Hope to see you there!

The Children’s Festival, August 25 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Myrick Park, rain or shine.  Tickets are available at The Parenting Place and People’s Food Coop – $4.00 a button,  3 for $10.  $5.00  the day of; babies under 1 year free. Scholarship buttons are available.  Call  The Parenting Place – 784-8125 to request. All proceeds go toward The Parenting Place free Parent Education programs.


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