It is August right?? We are not complaining around here, we are loving the beautiful morning playground time! The new bug catchers on the playground are a big hit. I have discovered over the summer this thing called “Loose Parts” to encourage learning through play in a whole new way. This is something I have been trying to add to our playground. Here is a few sites I found if you would like to learn more – http://www.letthechildrenplay.net/2010/01/how-children-use-outdoor-play-spaces.html http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/l/loose-parts They are loving the Loose Parts we have added so far and I have more in the works (ABC Rocks and PVC Pipes) to go along with our shower curtains, boards, wooden hearts, blocks… For table time we created with our scrap box and glue. We also celebrated a Birthday today! Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing the yummy cupcakes!