WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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there comes a certain point in the life of young families. Perhaps you're in the process of arriving there yourself. Having just emerged from the whirl- wind of the early childhood years you're discovering your kids are old enough to graduate from sandboxes to the intricacies of jungle gyms and swings. Common practice says some day soon you'll be buying a backyard "play set"— an enticing combination of swings and slides, perhaps accompanied by monkey bars or even a tree house. One school of thought says to buy a modular unit — something pre-packaged that you can assemble in a weekend. You'll want a setup that's robust enough to withstand the rigors of New England winters while giving your youngsters varied play oppor- tunities to ensure they grow strong and well coordinated. But consider for a moment the time and attention you've devoted to the design of your home and grounds. Certainly the idea of harmonizing your home décor, interior design, and architecture have been part of your thinking in creating a quality of life for you and your family that's attractive, enjoy- able, and sustainable. 48 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 What are playgrounds really all about? P E T E R G O L D E N writer Child ' s Play M E D I A B A K E R Y

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