Playborhood: a Must-Have Resource for Playful, Vibrant Neighborhoods

While the kids are headed back to school, I’m headed back to the drawing board as well!  For the first time in my parenting life, I have both kids in school full time.  With the extra time this has provided within my daily life, I’m looking forward to putting more passion and effort into The Risky Kids.  What does this mean for you?  Well, not much other than you’ll be seeing more of us.  You can expect insightful content with more frequent postings.  I’m also looking forward to getting to know you better on Facebook and Twitter, as well as inspiring you (and being inspired!) on Pinterest.

It also means that I’m opening up The Risky Kids to sponsors.  I see it as a win-win opportunity – it gives me a chance to keep the lights on here at The Risky Kids and keep us supplied in batteries to lick.  At the same time it gives you a chance to meet some really great people, products and companies that believe in the same thing we do – that good, old-fashioned risky play is everyone’s business!

I’m so grateful for my very first sponsor, Playborhood!

Mike Lanza is the author behind the book, Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play, as well as the voice of the Playborhood blog.  Before I ever started The Risky Kids, Playborhood was an inspiration for the kind of play we wanted to encourage in our own lives.  My copy of his book is battered and worn, and will serve as the best resource you’ll ever read if you’re looking to foster independent play and build community in your own neighborhood.  It’s one thing to bemoan the fact that our kids are playing less outside.  Playborhood gives you the tools you need to move beyond complaining and take action!  It’s made such a difference in the quality of our lives, and I know it has the power to do the same for your family.

I sincerely hope you’ll take the time to visit his blog and purchase his book.  If living a more playful life is your goal, you won’t regret it!

If you’re interested in joining my wonderful sponsors, please visit my advertising page for more information or contact Angie at theriskykids at gmail dot com.  Thank you so much!