Author Archives: Josh Bartlett

Church Playgrounds: An Open Door For Engagement And Fun

While most will agree that the traditional role of a church is to be a place of worship, it is traditionally an important place where communities engage and grow together. Most churches have always been a valued venue where families could find resources, engage in activities, build quality relationships, and experience a meaningful aspect of…

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5 Playground Hazards to Keep in Mind

About 130 years ago, Boston children got to enjoy the first playground built in the United States. And since then, playgrounds have become a staple at many schools, daycares, and churches around the country. Playgrounds are important for kids to build their physical, mental, and social skills. But there are potential dangers to be aware…

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Elementary School In Tennessee To Get Updated Playground Equipment After 60 Years

Playgrounds provide an ideal space for children’s minds to grow through adventure and imagination. Their presence at elementary schools and preschools is necessary for a full-rounded education, as things like creativity can’t be taught in a classroom — in fact, regular play is known to be involved in the development of at least 400 genes…

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How to Choose Age-Appropriate Playground Equipment

When designing a commercial playground, there are a lot of different factors to consider. Sizing, the type of area, colors, themes, and types of equipment are all important considerations. But one of the most important considerations to make is which outdoor playground equipment is appropriate for certain ages. While all children should get at least…

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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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