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Parklets offer “play and go” in cities

We’ve all heard the timeless adage “stop and smell the roses.” While this is sound advice, when folks today find a spare moment away from life’s responsibilities they are more likely to …

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Reasons why we love play

With Valentine’s Day this Saturday, the Playworld team can’t help but reflect on our greatest love of all – play.

Unity Dome inside1 1024x682 Reasons why we love playWe love play because it has the power to unite communities and …

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The erosion of community play

I just read an insightful piece in The Guardian titled “Children in our towns and cities are being robbed of safe places to play.” The author argues that we fail to consider …

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Playing it safe with SMARTE®

When planning a new playground, chances are you’ll spend the majority of your time reviewing and selecting equipment. However, it’s important to think about surfacing from the start. Playground surfacing should not …

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Playground safety tips

Playgrounds are exciting places that help fuel the imaginations of kids and adults alike. In fact, they are one of a few areas left that allow children to freely participate in self-directed, …

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Play Across Rural, Suburban, and Urban Environments – Challenges & Opportunities

Each semester I teach a seminar titled Fine Arts and Play for the Developing Child. The first assignment is to compose a 2000-word essay depicting childhood memories of play. The most …

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Tech on the playground

photo 1024x768 Tech on the playgroundThe ever popular Consumer Electronics Show, otherwise known as CES, is taking place this week in Las Vegas.

With that in mind, we’re giving a nod to technology on the playground.…

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A playful pledge for the New Year

momanddaughter 682x1024 A playful pledge for the New YearCommitting to a promise of self-improvement is often the goal of a New Year’s resolution. The resolution tradition dates back thousands of years in the Eastern and Western worlds. Although the custom …

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