Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Hattie and Tim are just back from the USA where they've been launching www.snugplayusa.com
with Playcore. This photo is of Lyndsay Richardson and Brendan Shanley of Playcore at the NAEYC and NRPA shows in Minneapolis and Los Angeles. The response to Snug in the USA was fantastic - lots of interest as the above article shows, taken from a US architectural magazine.
Posted by Chris Meade at 12:17 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
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We just had a lovely email from Sheila Scullin at the Chicago Children's Museum saying,
"The Snug Kit is a HUGE success. I’ve seen the most wonderful things take place in our gallery. My favorite so far has been children with severe physical disabilities getting a chance to get our of their wheelchairs and enjoy the kit. It’s been amazing.
More feedback soon!
Posted by Chris Meade at 4:01 PM
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
"Last week, I swung by the Chicago Children's Musuem with my three kids to pass the time on a gray and chilly afternoon. Although this is one of our favorite spots in Chicago, we hadn't visited in a few months. We were all excited to see the new updates and exhibits in place.
I was particularly impressed with the Ready, Set . . . Move! exhibit. This unassuming space contained a wide variety of large and unusual play items. I found the simplicity and design of this exhibit to be quite remarkable.
The materials themselves are not like anything that I have seen before. Options include everything from simple couch cushions to concave semi-circles that could be used as rocking seats or turned upside down to create raised stepping stones. The CCM staff unobtrusively encouraged my kids to move all of the components around and try the same piece in many different ways.
While I was watching my kids play, I noticed that the components seemed to spark a different sort of creativity and physical energy. According to the CCM website, "The components in Move are from the Snug Kit, developed by London-based artists Tim and Hattie Coppard. The award-winning Snug Kit makes its United States debut at Chicago Children's Museum."
I loved the fact that all three of my kids (ages 5 1/2, 3 1/2 and 14 months) had a great time in this space -- each of them using the materials in a different way.
Ready, Set . . . Move! will be at the CCM through May 16th. Check out the slideshow to get a better idea of what awaits you at this exhibit.
Posted by Chris Meade at 10:03 PM