It has been a wonderful summer for our ICP family and friends!
Our open Play dates on our playground have been very busy. There has been water play, and digging for gold, many mud delicacies in the mud kitchen, pirates and fairies galore, and even some impromptu art activities.
Twice we picked warm, juicy blackberries to take home.
Some of them did not make it home!
Families have even gathered at local beaches to enjoy the hot summer sun and cool water.
We have practiced our climbing,
and our splashing, swimming, and rock throwing.
These times have not just been for the children, they have been opportunities for parents to connect and share ideas and stories.
One thing that is so great about these summer gatherings is that they are open ended. There is no agenda or schedule. Children can be children, and adults can relax while connecting with each other. They provide opportunities for growing together as a community as we work together to facilitate the children's play.
All ages have been exploring and trying new things.
Happy, happy summertime!