Let Grow Play Club

Let Grow Play Club
by: Cola City Homeschoolers
Spring 2024
Especially for Ages 8+

This is not just another playground meet-up group. It’s a new kind of play program. Intentionally designed to foster independence, social development, problem solving–for all ages. Watch the orientation replay click here

The Club is the brainchild of Let Grow co-founder Dr. Peter Gray, the eminent psychologist who has spent his life studying the crucial role of unstructured, mixed-age “free play” in developing children’s creativity, confidence, and ability to thrive.

  • By organizing their own games and learning to solve the inevitable spats, kids learn real-world social skills. You can’t solve problems if there’s always an adult right there at recess or in a play group, solving them first!
  • Mixed-age play benefits all kids. Older students develop responsibility, leadership and empathy. Younger kids learn executive function by trying to be like the big kids.
  • Kids who are allowed to take small risks and figure things out themselves at home will have more grit and determination at school.

We’re kicking off the Spring Session on Thursdays from 1-3 pm. April 18, 25 and May 2, 9, 16, and 23. Check calendar for more details for meet-up location and activity preparations (ie: sunscreen, playground equipment).

We hope to see this grow and expand to more projects and activities to develop interpersonal connections as well as personal agency.

Contact Kim with any questions or to brainstorm ideas: [email protected]

Register here, so we can send you reminder email, too:
  • Note: Please include the name of the adult contact for this registration
  • Look for an automated confirmation when you submit the form
  • Include a number just in case we need to reach you last minute.
  • Play Club is geared for participants age 8 and up (3rd grade and up). Use the plus (+) sign to add rows for additional participants.
  • List any additional participants under age 8 who will be attending the playground with an adult chaperone. Use plus (+) sign to add rows for additional participants.


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