33 hours ago

Why Play Outdoors? | Scholastic Get outside!...

Why Play Outdoors? | Scholastic Get outside! Your child will not only build her physical prowess, she'll boost social skills too. #playmatters #learningthroughplay #outdoorplay #natureplay http://www.scholastic.com/parents/resources/article/creativity-play/why-play-outdoors

    Why Play Outdoors?
    Through physical play outdoors, your child develops confidence in herself as she sees her skills grow: "Watch me climb the monkey bars, look how high I can swing. Watch me, watch me!" A child who is initially reluctant to go down the tall slide feels a great deal of personal pride when he finally musters up the courage to do so.
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34 hours ago

Saturday, June 23 Early Closing Please note,...

Saturday, June 23 Early Closing Please note, adjusted visiting hours today due to a private event at Smith: Playground 10am-4pm Playhouse 10am-3pm http://smithplayground.org/facilityrentals/

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse | Facility Rentals at Smith
    Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 16,000 square foot Playhouse includes terraces and porches with impressive views. Inside, a graceful staircase, large windows, and warm woodwork create the perfect setting for a corporate event, cocktail party, reception, dinner, wedding, baby shower, or anniversary party.
    http://smithplayground.org

2 days ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

    Philly library initiative encourages kids to run, climb and scale walls
    If children were to run, climb, slide or scale a wall at a normal library, they would likely get annoyed glances from patrons before being hushed by a librarian and carted away by their guardian. Certain branches of the Philadelphia Free Library, however, are encouraging kids to get active.
    http://www.philly.com

2 days ago

Join us for Smith's Member-Only Morning This ...

Join us for Smith's Member-Only Morning This Sunday! Smith invites all of its current members to Member-Only Morning this Sunday, June 24 from 9-10am where you will have exclusive access to the Playground and coffee (while it lasts)! Members are also welcome to bring breakfast for a picnic on the Playground. This event is FREE but an RSVP is required. Not a member? No worries, sign up at Member-Only Morning! #smithplays Details & RSVP: https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/member-only-morning/

    Member-Only Morning at Smith!
    Join us for Smith's Member-Only Morning!As a current Smith member, you and your family are invited to enjoy a Member-Only Morning where you will have exclusive access to the Playground! Smith will provide coffee (while it lasts). Members are also welcome to bring breakfast from one of the fantastic, local restaurants close to Smith and have a picnic on the Playground.
    https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com

3 days ago

This morning, we were honored to be recognize...

This morning, we were honored to be recognized by Philadelphia City Council for being a beloved, free #play space in Philadelphia since 1899. Many thanks to Darrell L. Clarke Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr. and all of City Council! #smithplays #playmatters

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    This morning, we were honored to be recognized by Philadelphia City Council for being a beloved, free #play space in Philadelphia since 1899. Many thanks to Darrell L. Clarke Councilman Curtis Jones,...
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3 days ago

We are thrilled to play a part in impacting t...

We are thrilled to play a part in impacting the lives of families such as Amari's through the Everyday Literacy program! Read more about Amari's experience in the program: http://www.parent-child.org/home-visiting-remarks-philadelphia/ Everyday Literacy is a play-based family program for children ages 0-5 and their families in North Philadelphia. Smith is pleased to partner with Pennsylvania Parent-Child Home Program and the Philadelphia Housing Authority's Raymond Rosen Community Center for this two-year initiative, funded by the William Penn Foundation, to take early learning programming directly to families in ways that not only engage children, but also involve adults as active participants by building their skills to support language and literacy learning at home. #informallearning #playmatters #learningthroughplay #smithplays

    Home Visiting Works As Stated By This PCHP Mother
    Ameesha Jackson is a PCHP mother in Philadelphia. She recently made these remarks at a Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse fundraiser. Hello, my name is Ameesha and I am the mother of Amari who is currently enrolled in this Program. When I was first asked to speak here tonight I didn't know what I was going to say.
    http://www.parent-child.org

4 days ago

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse shared ...

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the kick-off concert of our 5th Annual Kidchella Music Fesitval! We were excited to welcome 745 children and adults to Smith for a fantastic evening of live music in the Playground by The Pop Ups and Emmy Award winning Alex & the Kaleidoscope, youth performances in front of the Playhouse, arts stations, and yummy food trucks! #kidchella #smithplays #kindie #kidsmusic Don't miss our next 2 Kidchella concerts in July and August! https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/kidchella-music-festival-2018/

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, Philadelphia, PA. 15,596 likes · 279 talking about this · 38,247 were here. Smith Memorial Playground and...
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5 days ago

Member-Only Morning Sunday, June 24, 2018 | ...

Member-Only Morning Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 9am-10am Did you know that Smith members get exclusive access to the Playground at least once a month? If you're not a member yet, no worries! You can become one at Member-Only Morning! Learn More: https://mailchi.mp/smithplayground.org/member-only-night-is-this-friday-june-898843

    Member-Only Morning is This Sunday, June 24!
    Member-Only Morning at Smith | Sunday, June 24, 9am-10am
    https://mailchi.mp

Jun 17

Open to kids 3-5 years old, this weekly camp ...

Open to kids 3-5 years old, this weekly camp will introduce kids to the wonderful world of bugs and the outdoors! Kids will discover the wonderful world of bugs by playing games that teach us how bugs live, move, and eat. There will also be hands-on art and activities, and we'll explore Smith Playground like a bug as we search for beetles, butterflies, spiders and more! https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com/backyard-bugs-popup-camp/

    Backyard Bugs Popup Camp
    The Philadelphia School and Smith Memorial Playground are proud to present Backyard Bugs! Come discover the wonderful world of bugs. We will play games that teach us how bugs live, move, and eat. There will be hands-on art and activities. We will explore Smith Playground like a bug, as we search for beetles, butterflies, spiders and more!
    https://smithplayground.ticketleap.com

Jun 15

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse is live...

Alex and the Kaleidoscope giving us some groove tonight!

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Alex and the Kaleidoscope giving us some groove tonight!
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Jun 15

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse was liv...

Alex and the Kaleidoscope giving us some groove tonight!

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Alex and the Kaleidoscope giving us some groove tonight!
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Jun 15

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse added 7...

We're all set to slide today! Tune in for a Facebook live of our main stage at 6 oclock. It's less than an hour away!

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse added a new photo.
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Jun 15

The food trucks are here, the stages are set,...

The food trucks are here, the stages are set, and the online ticket sales are CLOSED. Join us at 4 pm for the kickoff, you can get tickets at the door!

    Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
    The food trucks are here, the stages are set, and the online ticket sales are CLOSED. Join us at 4 pm for the kickoff, you can get tickets at the door!
    http://www.facebook.com

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