Author Archives: Josh Bartlett

New Mobile App Encourages Outdoor Playtime

Two Norfolk playgrounds have been equipped with some new technology designed to combine mobile technology and playtime. Not only do these playgrounds have standard outdoor playground equipment, like horse spring riders and playground climbing walls, but they also have augmented reality markers to use with a mobile app. The app, designed by Canada-based developer Biba…

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Playground Design for Any Season: Keeping Kids Safe from the Elements

Clearly, playgrounds are not shelters, and most parents won’t be taking their kids to the school or church playground during a hurricane. However, healthy play takes place year-round, and many kids rush outdoors rain or shine. You can make your themed playgrounds in Texas deserts shady oases, or craft you Northwestern forest parks into retreats…

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3 Essential Tips for Designing an Eco-Friendly Playground

  Playgrounds are all about keeping children healthy. Only 43% of 6 to 11-year-olds in the US get enough exercise, but playgrounds provide a fun and effective way to get their bodies and minds moving. However, when building playgrounds to optimize children’s health, we often forget our obligation to the health of the environment. Luckily,…

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3 Key Elements of a Great Playground

Having access to a playground is important for kids of all ages. They get to play and have fun, develop important skills, and stay physically active. Kids should have about 60 minutes of exercise each day in order to maintain a healthy weight, which playing on a playground can help with. But if you’re looking…

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The History of the Playground: From Grassy Knolls to the Jungle Gym

Across the country, toddlers, teenagers, and even adults looking to have a little fun are spending time on playgrounds. From daycare playgrounds to custom playgrounds in the city park, these areas are a lot of fun — but they also have plenty of interesting history associated with them. The idea of the playground first originated in…

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How Have Playgrounds Changed Over Time?

Providing kids with playgrounds is a great way to keep them mentally and physically active. So if you’re looking into buying playground equipment, you’re headed in the right direction. But where did the idea of playgrounds originate? Before you go looking at playground equipment and horse spring riders in Texas, let’s take a closer look…

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Essential Equipment to Incorporate into Your Custom Playground

Looking back at your childhood, you probably remember at least a few fond memories of playing on a playground. Whether it was at school, daycare, a public park, or your own backyard, playgrounds are a staple of American childhoods. Not only do playgrounds promote fun and physical activity, but they also play a major role…

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3 Steps to Take When Planning a School Playground

Schools offer their students a variety of benefits, both in and out of the classroom. One major benefit schools can offer kids is the opportunity to be physically active on the playground. Having access to a playground is an important part of growing up. Unfortunately, not all schools have playgrounds or have run-down playgrounds. But…

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Why Should Every School Have a Playground?

From an outside perspective, kids playing may simply look like kids running around outside. But playtime is so much more than that — from developing crucial skills to ensuring kids are physically active, play time is essential for all kids. And one place kids can get access to proper play equipment is at schools. So…

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Tips for Keeping Kids Safe on Playgrounds in Hot Weather

With the summer weather here, more and more kids are going to be playing outside. And one of the best places for kids to safely play? Playgrounds, of course! A lot of kids have access to playgrounds, especially at school. In fact, elementary students have recess time in 73% of U.S. school districts, meaning there’s…

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