New Rooftop Turf Playgrounds in Store for Primrose School of Midtown
Primrose School of Midtown has reached Midtown’s youngest neighbors for seven years, giving them their first taste of school in a setting that is urban and warm at the same time. This August, the school will resume early education and care schooling in a new location inside Colony Square along with a new turf playground that takes playtime to new heights.
Since Primrose School is located inside Colony Square, owner Keri Stoltz had to make some adjustments to the school’s typical format, but the delivery of an accredited, quality educational child care experience is consistent with the Primrose standards of excellence. With the eighth anniversary approaching, she’s found changes usually benefit the students even more.
“It’s a school in the city, but they don’t lack anything that you would have in any other locations,” Keri says. “We really benefit from our location in Midtown, and our students get to do a lot more fun things than traditional suburban schools.”
The school is not limited by its location. While they don’t have a bus like most schools, Primrose School of Midtown’s ideal spot in the heart of the city allows for walking field trips to the Center of Puppetry Arts, High Museum and to Piedmont Park once every week in the summer.
When Colony Square started renovations, featuring the addition of an iPic Theaters, Primrose School had to relocate. It didn’t have to go far—just one flight downstairs—and it now has a new rooftop playground.
Turf playgrounds feel like grass and have trees for an urban oasis feel. The children at Primrose go outside each day and look forward to water play Wednesdays. One of the former playgrounds on an upper level of Colony Square will be retained and turned into a treehouse escape.
The STEM-based curriculum at Primrose uses each playground to expose the children to the wonders of nature. Primrose School of Midtown offers these gardening tips so families can grow together.
1. Choose plants together.
Take your child to your local garden center or co-op to select plants. To increase the probability that your child will have a positive gardening experience, recommend low-maintenance plants with high success rates for your part of the country, but let her choose a few on her own.
2. Give ownership.
Set aside an area specifically for your child to garden. If he wants to drop an entire packet of seeds in one hole, encourage him to experiment and see what happens.
3. Use small tools.
Many manufacturers offer smaller, child-sized gardening tools like trowels, gloves, rakes and hoes. Smaller tools are safer and easier for children to handle, and having their own tools will make them feel more responsible for their contributions to the garden.
After all of your hard work together, celebrate by harvesting the fruits of your labor. Serve the vegetables for dinner (have your child help pick the menu), decorate the table with cut flowers from the garden, and share garden gifts with friends.