Author Archives: Carol Moogk-Soulis
I was inspired today by this quote attributed to Fred “Mr.” Rogers. Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. … Continue reading
Neil Armstrong died Saturday, August 25. He was one of only a handful to have step on another extraterrestial body. The space race was launched for many conflicting goals and had some unintended consequences. One of those was to inspire … Continue reading
You can tell a problem has become mainstream when you read about it in the funny papers. Believe it or not, this comic strip originally ran in 1965. More than 45 years later, hot playgrounds are still a problem.
When I stood on a hot schoolyard 23 years ago studying children’s play and realized that something was wrong—the children were not playing, because it was too hot, because there was no shade—I thought that the problem that I had … Continue reading
The challenge is to … give back to our children a world of beauty and wonder. It was widely reported on today that Wangari Maathai had died in Kenya. Ms. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement which planted between 20 … Continue reading