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Obesity & Outdoor Play

I recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of obesity and outdoor play at the Let’s Move Conference in State College, Penna. The energy in the room was phenomenal, as …

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We’re thankful for outdoor unstructured free play

file000321223850 691x1024 We’re thankful for outdoor unstructured free playAt Playworld Systems, we have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We work every day to give kids (and adults!) fun, innovative ways to exercise their right to play. Through …

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First Playground Featuring New Unity Collection Opens at Lincoln Heights Park, North Carolina

photo 1 300x225 First Playground Featuring New Unity Collection Opens at Lincoln Heights Park, North CarolinaA few weeks ago we wrote about our recent experience at the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress and Expo. One of the most rewarding experiences from our participation was …

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Recess – A Continuing Tradition or a Distant Memory?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines recess as time offered daily for child-directed physical activity and play. Many positive outcomes are realized when children participate in recess.

Five key

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Kids can face off at new hockey-themed playground in Ohio’s Westgate Park

Last month a new playground opened at Westgate Park on the west side of Columbus. The hockey-themed playground was made possible by a $50,000 grant from the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

The …

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Score with free play this school year

The 2014-2015 school year is officially here and with it the return of hectic overscheduled days for parents and children alike. Gone are the carefree summer days that gave children time to …

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Play – it’s just what the Doctor ordered

Have you heard about “Outdoors Rx,” a pilot program from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston? It’s a truly brilliant concept and one that can be emulated across the country.

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I …

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Inclusive play product focus: Unity Dome

unity dome Inclusive play product focus: Unity DomeUnity takes the decades-old geodesic dome and makes it meaningful and relevant to 21st century children. It’s a dome comprised of circles that lead to all types of play adventures. The …

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