Give our kids something more exciting to do than screens at home: PLAY!
Inclusive, all ages free play, close to home. Find Applewood-ish neighborhood children at the Stober Elementary playground weekdays from around 3:00PM until dinner. Everyone is welcome to stay until they’re cold or it’s dinnertime – or the other kids go home!
Please note that this is parent-free, child-led play. By all means, walk your child over and back safely. But if your child is too young to play without an adult, please reconsider attending.
Use our local parks + green spaces
Lakewood has lovely green spaces, and most often they’re devoid of cheerful, playing occupants. Using these spaces is good for everyone!
Get plugged in to friends nearby
With so many school options nearby, kids often don’t know who lives on their own block. Come on out and let’s play together!
Independence! Explore safely in groups
Remember biking through your neighborhood as a kid, the wind in your hair? Yep, me too. Let’s take back these empty streets with (benign) kid bicycle gangs!
What we’ll do:
- Consistent play days where kids can meet neighbor kids to play together.
- Grow our kids’ independence by letting them build groups and explore together.
- Understand that our community is only a good one when people know each other.
“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”Kay Redfield Jamison
I’m Christine Emming, a neighborhood mom who wishes her kids had friends nearby. Maybe your kids?
I’m a community builder, lover of friendship, family hikes, and a HUGE believer in the power of all ages play.
(If you’re a homeschooler, I also run the Wildling Collective.)
Get In Touch
Questions? You can just walk over the field and ask, or text/email me (somewhat ciphered for bots):
(303) – nine four nine – 7517
My kiddos, aged 10 (g) and 12 (b) will start these daily play dates, and they’ll run as long as kids show up! Let’s hang!