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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Map of Play - Find a Great Place for Kids to Play

KaBoom is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help build safe playgrounds in cities and towns all over the United States. One of the resources that they offer online is Map of Play. Map of Play helps visitors find playgrounds. To use the map just enter a location and you'll receive a list of playgrounds in that area. The places on the list are mapped using Google Maps. You can click on any of the placemarks to get directions to and more information about the playgrounds.

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If you're traveling with your children this summer and need to find a fun and free place to take them to play, Map of Play could be a handy resource for you.

Thanks to Kelly Wade Hines for sharing Map of Play on Facebook last week.

The Week In Review - Writing In The Sun

Good morning from Maine where the sun is shining brightly for the second day in row. After feeling like we were living in a rain forest for the previous six days when the sun broke through the clouds yesterday I headed outside with my laptop. As you can see in the picture to the left, Max took his "job" of "guarding" our outdoor office very seriously. I hope wherever you are this weekend, the sun is shining and you're having fun too.

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