Archive for Imaginative play

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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NRPA Congress and Expo 2014

The Playworld Systems’ team is back in Lewisburg after a hectic, rewarding and productive few days in Charlotte, North Carolina at the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and …

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Project Spotlight: Middletown Elementary School

Students at Maryland’s Middletown Elementary School now have a new playground to call home during recess. The play space is inclusive, meaning it is accessible for all of Middletown’s students, regardless of …

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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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Inside Design: Rushmore

Photo Rushmore Inside Design: Rushmore

As a playground designer, one of our goals is to capture the spirit of children in the equipment we create. With every structure, we strive to bring something special to the playground: …

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Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”

Unity Dome inside1 Scientists say unstructured play helps build “a better brain”The benefits of free play extend far beyond increasing muscle strength and endurance.

NPR’s “Morning Edition” last week reported a story highlighting scientific evidence that time spent on the playground rivals that …

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Reimagining traditional playground equipment for today’s children

My most cherished childhood memories took place playing outdoors – many of them on the playground. Times have changed and now children spend a great deal of their time inside, their attention …

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Talking Play at the National PTA Convention

lollitop Talking Play at the National PTA ConventionMembers of local parent-teacher associations (PTA) are often on the front lines of the recess debate. We realize that parents can be some of the best advocates for play in schools. Playworld …

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