We’re rolling out the first Free Play Day with our new partners Play Cousins Collective as we continue planting Seeds for Urban Play (SUP) in Louisville neighborhoods. First up is a play day at the Portland Free Public Library from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21.
Parents looking for activities for their children on Election Day, a public school holiday, should bring them to the free play zone at the Portland Library, at 3305 Northwestern Parkway, where they will find lots of loose parts – boxes, ropes, tape, clips, pool noodles, and more! – that encourage children to create and direct their own play.
More than ever children need the space, time and freedom to play, which helps them build social and emotional skills, promotes creativity and is critical for their healthy physical and cognitive development. AND it’s just a whole lot of fun!
Free Play Facilitators will be on hand to support the play. Parents are encouraged to take a step back and let their children lead the way.
CAPN is pleased to partner with Play Cousins Collective (PCC), a non-profit organization that provides meaningful children’s programming, resources for parents and community engagement to empower African-American families to improve outcomes for young children. PCC is our partner in providing culturally relevant free play opportunities.
This relationship with Play Cousins is integral to our Seeds for Urban Play (SUP) initiative, which is focused on children’s equitable access to play and the outdoors in urban communities. Seeds for Urban Play is supported with the generous support of the Lift a Live Foundation and the Brown-Forman Corporation.