We are thrilled to announce agreements with Sesame Workshop and Beaches Resorts to support child-directed play and learning at all three Beaches Luxury Included Resorts in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos.By AnnaTemperatures are dropping quickly at home in Boston,...
By ZanIt’s been a great year at Pop-Up Adventure Play. We just wanted to take a few moments to reflect on the year, and to look back on where we were last year to fully appreciate what we have achieved in the last 12 months.This year as a team, we have...
By Anna It must be summer: Long days, humid nights, more bug bites than we can count, and lots of good stories. The other day I was lucky enough to be snuggled with my 4-year-old-daughter Eliza in her bottom bunk reading one of our favorite books, Falling Up by...
By: Anna Yesterday, my daughter Eliza (almost 4) and I went to work together. She had spent much of the morning quietly setting up an office in the small entranceway near our front door. When it was ready, she insisted I hurry. Mom! Don’t be late for work! We had...
By: AnnaSoon after the Boston Marathon attacks, I wrote a post called play = comfort. I had just spent a day in lockdown with my husband and our two young daughters, and was reminded of how much solace we can find in play – not just children, but adults as well....
By: AnnaMy family’s favorite neighborhood playground was recently completely redesigned. At one of the first community planning meetings, I mentioned that wood chips are some of the best “stuff” of play. Imagine the odd looks. Really? Who is this crazy person?...
By AnnaMy family and I live just outside of Boston and, as usual, my husband and I took our daughters Alex (7) and Eliza (3) to cheer for the marathon runners at mile 24. We went home at 2:00 p.m. for a much-needed nap and, lucky for all of us, both girls were resting...
By AnnaThere is a monster in my house. She is 3 ½ years old and her name is Eliza. When she scrunches up her eyes, nose, and mouth into the center of her face and growls, all other ferocious beasts beware. She is the toughest of the tough, until she laughs out loud...
By AnnaThese days, when I see a cardboard box, no matter how flattened it is, squashed between fifteen other boxes in a garbage bin covered in dirty snow, I see potential. When we afford children the freedom to do whatever they choose with ordinary open-ended...
by Team Pop-Up Adventure PlayPop-Up Adventure Play spent four beautiful days in sunny Largo, Florida helping to support Largo’s city-wide “Play! Unplugged” event and to kickstart a county-wide initiative. With support from the incredible...
by Team Pop-Up Adventure PlayWe’re very pleased to announce that this is the beginning of the Pop-Up Adventure Play blog. It will be updated regularly with news, information and details of our adventures, and yours. A big hello to all of you, and welcome to our...
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