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Wed, Aug 09

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Birdhouse Neighborhood Center

Encouraging Free Play Among Our Kids: A Discussion for Parents (with dinner!)

Family spaghetti dinner, discussion, and volunteers to watch your kids while you talk! Fourth & Gill Neighbor Philip Ems will be leading a discussion with parents in the community about how to get our kids to play together outside more.

Encouraging Free Play Among Our Kids: A Discussion for Parents (with dinner!)
Encouraging Free Play Among Our Kids: A Discussion for Parents (with dinner!)

Time & Location

Aug 09, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Birdhouse Neighborhood Center, 800 N 4th Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917, USA

About the event

  • 6:00 pm: Family spaghetti dinner - suggested donation of $5/person
  • 6:30 pm: Parent discussion
  • Birdhouse volunteers will be available to watch and play with your kids while you talk with other parents!

Philip Ems will be sharing some research on the benefits of children playing outside. One source is: https://petergray.substack.com/p/14-enabling-childrens-play

Parents/grandparents/caregivers/babysitters are all invited. We hope to have a productive conversation and come up with some concrete plans. 

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