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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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How Do Playgrounds Promote Skill Development?

When people think of skill development for children, their first thought generally gravitates towards learning in school. But one activity that many people may not consider to help with skill development is playing on a playground. Kids of all ages can learn and develop important skills while on the playground, and this article is going…

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The Importance of Updating or Replacing Old Playgrounds

Over 130 years ago, the U.S. was presented with the first playground, which was built in Boston. Since then, millions of kids enjoy playing on playground equipment every day. Playgrounds help promote physical and cognitive skill development — and, of course, are just fun to play on. But safety is always a concern when it…

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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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