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Play Isn’t Just for Kids

Education
Wanna come out and play? This earnest childhood invitation to engage with friends is recognized around the world by people of all ages. Play comes naturally for most children because it is their chosen language to communicate. Children start to play when they are infants – connecting with their world…
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3 Ways Families Can Use Play to Build Connection and Belonging

Education
This week is National Play Therapy Week! During this week, we spend extra time honoring and celebrating the use of play in therapy sessions. The benefits of play do not end in the playroom, though. Throughout the lifespan, play is essential to human growth, development, learning, and building relationships. Research…
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Play Therapy is Real Therapy

Education
This week is National Play Therapy Week, a time when we celebrate and advocate for the use of play in working with children. While some people may be familiar with the idea of play therapy, many parents say to me, “All Jimmy says you do in there during your therapy…
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Celebrating Play Therapy Week

Education
This week is National Play Therapy Week! February 7-13 is a special week in which we celebrate the importance of play for children and families and honor the work done by therapists as they promote children’s health. At Tanager Place, we use play every day because of its benefits for…
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Bridge to the Future Scholarship Applications

News
Tanager Place is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the Bridge to the Future scholarship program. Thanks to a generous $1M anonymous gift to Tanager Place in 2019, the organization is able to offer scholarships to assist those who have benefited from Tanager Place programs and services…
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Tanager Place Announces New Program, Saving Our Sisters

News
Tanager Place will offer a new program, S.O.S, Saving Our Sisters. The program will provide constructive opportunities for middle & high school girls who are involved in or at-risk of getting involved in groups of youth committing violence in our community. S.O.S. will attempt to reach youth before they make…
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Spreading Joy to Camp Tanager

Donor Story
“It’s all for the children. We just want to spread joy.” – Carol Hills   If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jared and Carol Hills, you know first-hand that joy radiates from every fiber of their being. The Hills have spent their lives spreading joy to children and families…
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Overcoming the Winter Blues

Education, Prevention
While the start of a new year is often associated with resolutions and excitement, many people find themselves feeling downcast and full of despair during this time. Some folks become increasingly somber and struggle to lift their spirits. This seasonal depression is clinically known as seasonal affective disorder (or the…
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