Mike Lanza's wish for his children is simple: he wants them to have what he had. Meaning, unstructured, uninhibited creative play in the great outdoors with nothing more than a few good friends, an imagination and the freedom to be kids.
Based on his own childhood memories of what fun really is, Lanza created Playborhood.com, whose goal is to get kids out into the neighborhood to play--everyday.
Mike will be the guest speaker at the PTA Parent Education Meeting, March 21 at 7:30 pm.
Mike Lanza's Playborhood Manifesto:
- I want my kids to play outside with other neighborhood kids everyday.
- I want them to create their own games and rules.
- I want them to play big,complex games with large groups of kids, and simpler games one-on-one with a best friend.
- I want them to decide for themselves what to play, where and with whom.
- I want them to settle their own disputes with their friends.
- I want them to create their own private clubs with secret rules.
- I want them to make lasting physical artifacts that show the world that this is their place.
- I want them to laugh and run and think.
, Mike will show parents that it’s possible to get kids off the computer and into the yard, and he’ll give specific recommendations on how to make it happen. The event is open to the public.
- Central Elementary School PTA Parent Education Meeting
- Wednesday, March 21 7:30pm-9pm
- Central School Library, 535 Middle Rd., Belmont
- RSVP to Jill Daniel at PastaQueen@aol.com, or 650-486-1159
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