Archive for Inclusive Play

Fast forward: inclusive play in 2024

CLARKV1 150x150 Fast forward: inclusive play in 2024Someone recently asked me: “If you fell asleep for 10 years and woke up, what would inclusive playgrounds look like?”

Just imagine, a world where we didn’t even talk about inclusion, because …

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Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

3 150x150 Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Tell us about how you used the Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) to your advantageI was able to bring the IPDG to a group of landscape architects that work for …

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October is National Sensory Awareness Month

sensory processing do you know me 300x233 October is National Sensory Awareness MonthOctober is National Sensory Awareness Month – a time to celebrate our senses and raise awareness of sensory processing disorder.

According to the Sensory Processing Foundation, “sensory processing “ refers to …

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Research Shows Strong Support Networks Decrease Chance of Bullying Among Children with Autism

In 2012 a study on bullying by the Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Kreiger Institute showed alarming results. The study, the largest look ever at autism and bullying, found that children on …

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Inclusive play product focus: Activo Bambino

When it comes to inclusion, it’s best to plan ahead instead of trying to retrofit something later.  This is especially true for a playground.  Retrofitting can be expensive and you may not …

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Inclusive play product focus: Triumph Climber

Designing an inclusive playground can be a significant challenge.  A great playground is one that offers children of all abilities the chance to test their motor skills.  Accessible playgrounds tend to only …

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Assessing a playground

Climber Assessing a playground Assessing a playground to determine if it is inclusive takes a bit of visionary thinking. When I’m on the playground I imagine all the various groups that need to benefit from the …

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