Just got back from a visit to Smith Memorial Playground!
This is the first day that the installation was open to the public and it was a hit!!
When I got there, it had just opened so there was no one on it, but by the time I left there was a school group of at least 15 or 20 kids running around, rolling the foam cubes, stacking the wooden ones, and writing on the outside with the sidwalk chalk. Although the doors were meant to stay open, the kids enjoyed opening and closing them, which is great-it just adds another element to play!
It was so rewarding to see the kids enjoying the installation exactly as I imagined they would-and also in ways I didn't imagine!!
Thank you to Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse for inviting me to be a part of your playground! If anyone in the Philadelphia area knows kids who may want to see my installation (and enjoy the other great things at Smith!), the installation will be up until the end of May. Check out the website for directions: http://smithkidsplayplace.org/
I'll be contacting you soon for info on how I can send you the reward you signed up for.
Thanks so much, everyone! The project was a huge success and I couldn't have done it without you!! :)
Installation is in progress and ALMOST finished!!
Those of you who signed up for emails and post cards should be getting them sometime in the next few weeks and those who signed up for books can keep your eyes open toward the end of May probably.
In the meantime, here is (FINALLY!) a photo of my display at the senior design show. My grandfather is also in the photo-he was the engineer of the 1 foot wooden cubes for the installation.
Enjoy the photo!
Also, if you are looking for other projects regarding children/child development, check out this project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/marciejoy/20-silly-singalong-songs-for-healthy-child-develop It is a project by one of my backers (Marcie). :-) Thanks, Marcie!!
WE DID IT!!!!
$1,010 raised! Thank you to everyone who helped!
To my friends and family, I love you and I am so thankful I have such wonderful people in my life who will support me.
To those I do not know who have funded this project, I am so honored that you found this project and thought it was worthy enough to support. Thank you so much!
Later, I will post pictures of the display I made for the senior show and I will try to get photos up during the construction process, too.
The installation date is Saturday and time is tight, so wish me luck!
Thanks again for you support and I will contact you shortly for information on how I can get your rewards to you.
:) WE DID IT!!
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