Author Archives: Josh Bartlett

How Can Schools Help Promote Physical Activity?

Today’s children are more sedentary than ever. In fact, only 43% of American children between the ages of six and 11 get the recommended 60 minutes of exercise every day. Unfortunately, their parents are increasingly sedentary, too. While there are many reasons for this shift in lifestyle, there are ways to ensure children are getting…

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3 Great Things to Include in Your Church Playground

Rebuilding your old church playground can lead to children playing on it over 66% more than they used to. Before you install a new playground or updating your current one, three fun additions are sure to give your kids an interactive experience. 1. Climbing Wall Climbing walls are a great, fun addition to your custom…

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How to Design a Safe Daycare Play Area

When children are young, it’s up to those around them to provide them with the tools they need to grow and develop properly. And one of the most important elements of developing properly is regular play. That’s right — regular play is a key part of the development of about 400 genes in the cerebral…

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3 Important Steps to Take When Planning a Playground

With today’s technology, it’s becoming more and more rare to see kids outside playing. Despite the fact that 73% of U.S. school districts give recess for their elementary students, students can often be found using technology during their free time instead of being active. So with that in mind, it’s more important than ever to…

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Popular Themes for Commercial Playgrounds

About 130 years ago, Boston became the home to the first playground in the country. Since then, schools, churches, and daycares have enjoyed offering a safe and fun playground area for children to play on. While the end product is more than rewarding, the process of designing and choosing playground equipment can be a little…

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When Designing a Playground, Don’t Forget These 3 Safety Considerations

  Children should be taught the importance of physical exercise and health at a young age. In fact, children should have at least one hour of moderate exercise every day to maintain a healthy weight. One easy and fun way for kids to get exercise every day is to play on a playground. Playground equipment…

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Playground Safety: Design Tips for Preventing Injuries

It’s widely believed that each and every child should have access to a playground. Unfortunately, only 43% of children between the ages of six and 11 get the recommended hour of exercise each day. This only furthers the importance of having a safe area to play and get physical activity. However, it is up to…

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3 Important Considerations for Planning Your Playground’s Design

If you work at a school, church, or daycare service, you should have a playground to offer children. Kids of all ages should have access to a playground to help them get exercise and get time to socialize with other kids. Unfortunately, not all facilities have a playground (or have a poorly designed playground). The…

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3 Reasons Every Kid Needs Access to a Playground

In today’s tech-savvy society, kids are spending more time indoors playing video games and watching television rather than going outside. Children aren’t getting as much exercise as they should be, and this is a growing problem. Fortunately, there is something teachers, daycare providers, and other leaders can do about this. Installing commercial playground equipment is…

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