Occasionally a group knocks down a few pallets—just for the fun of it, or to build some new kind of slide or fort or unnamed structure.Come tomorrow and the Land might have a whole new topography.That, she said, is what builds self-confidence and courage."Back in graduate school, the clinical focus had always been on how the lack of parental attunement affects the child.But more important, she wanted to encourage a “free and permissive atmosphere” with as little adult supervision as possible.The idea was that kids should face what to them seem like “really dangerous risks” and then conquer them alone. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. To ensure equitable representation of the biggest hits from each era, certain time frames were weighted to account for the difference between turnover rates from those years.
R&B artists had to step up with classic clips that might not have been as uptempo as everything else on MTV, but still evoked feelings of love and left people wanting to see them again the second they ended.In honor of these great music videos, here are the 30 greatest music videos of the 1990s. Yo La Tengo – “Sugarcube” The list starts off with a terrible music video by Yo La Tengo, leading their record company to demand they go to rock school to learn how to become true rock stars. ever, as based on each song's performance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (from August 4, 1958 -- the inception of the Hot 100 chart -- through the Jan. Some songs are steamy slow-jams, some are hi-octane arena-rockers, but what they all have in common (and what got them on this list) is that the subject matter of each song is directly related to sex, in some way. tramps along the length of a wooden fence, back and forth, shouting like carnival barkers. It opens in half an hour.” Down a path and across a grassy square, 5-year-old Dylan can hear them through the window of his nana’s front room.He tries to figure out what half an hour is and whether he can wait that long.Nearby, a couple of boys are doing mad flips on a stack of filthy mattresses, which makes a fine trampoline.At the other end of the playground, a dozen or so of the younger kids dart in and out of large structures made up of wooden pallets stacked on top of one another.The Land is an “adventure playground,” although that term is maybe a little too reminiscent of theme parks to capture the vibe. K., such playgrounds arose and became popular in the 1940s, as a result of the efforts of Lady Marjory Allen of Hurtwood, a landscape architect and children’s advocate.Allen was disappointed by what she described in a documentary as “asphalt square” playgrounds with “a few pieces of mechanical equipment.” She wanted to design playgrounds with loose parts that kids could move around and manipulate, to create their own makeshift structures.It never occurred to any of us to ask, what if the parents are too attuned? " Read the full story by Lori Gottlieb in the July/August 2011 issue The playgrounds were novel, but they were in tune with the cultural expectations of London in the aftermath of World War II.Children who might grow up to fight wars were not shielded from danger; they were expected to meet it with assertiveness and even bravado.