This is part 4 of a multi-part blog series about the pop-up adventure playgrounds we create in our own communities throughout the year. This is an example of how our pop-up adventure playgrounds work, and us using our namesake model and our own resources to work...
By Zan I am really excited to be writing this blog post. It celebrates a publication written by fellow playworkers Jill Wood and Morgan Leichter-Saxby. Acknowledging my bias, I am always proud of everything that Morgan does (she is my work-wife after all!). But...
By Morgan “When you begin to imagine and act as if you live in the world you want to live in, you will have company.” ~ Berenice Johnson Reagon Children spend a majority of their time awake in school, and that’s not including any extra tutoring or...
By MorganWell, we’re on the final stretch of our Grand Canadian Tour! Our last stop in BC was Surrey and included both a pop-up adventure playground and a screening of The Land. These two events were hosted by Child Care Options and gave us the chance to meet folks in...
By Morgan Play has a way of bringing great people together. On 2nd September we welcomed Ricky to the tour and yellow car. He’s been a member of our Board since 2013, and was curious to see what we were up to in Canada firsthand. On his third day, we participated in...
By Morgan We were told to park at the Rec Center opposite Safeway supermarket and wait for the boat to come. The Lake in the Woods – aka Kenora, Ontario – is a vast aquatic wilderness of densely wooded islands, navigated by small boats with outboard...
By Morgan Well, we’ve had an awesome start to the tour. First, you marvellous individuals brought us over the line of our crowdfunding goal. One person was a particular friend to Pop-Ups, and we’d like to thank Queenie for her incredible generosity. Now we can sleep...
By Pop-Up’s Andy As I headed down the jet-bridge onto the plane, something hit me. Not physically, but emotionally. I had to take a moment to check-in with myself and regroup my thoughts. Through a deductive soliloquy of ‘been there, done that’ I...
By Morgan We’re pretty convinced that adventure playgrounds are the most gorgeous ‘ugly’ places you’ll ever see. The best ones are packed with junk such as scrap wood, piles of dirt and abandoned tires. They’ll be exposed to the elements...
A third special guest – Erin Davis joined us in Philadelphia! Many people have read and forwarded the recent article in the Atlantic about the Land, all about risk and joy and adventurous play. Did you know that Erin was working on a documentary about the Land...
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