Archive for Playgrounds

Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Once a month Play by Playworld will highlight Playworld Systems distributors who are certified Inclusive Play Design Specialists (IPDS). In July, we talked to Joanna Kania, master engineer and landscape architect with …

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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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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Once a month Play by Playworld highlights Playworld Systems distributors who are certified Inclusive Play Design Specialists (IPDS). In June, we spoke with Playworld Midstates own Rick Walsh.

What surprised you during

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Inclusive play product focus: Rushmore

When a playground has only typical slides and climbers, it can limit inclusion.  Climbers and slides are prescriptive, meaning they tell the child how to play on them:  “climb up the ladder …

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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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Play is fundamental, not optional

The United Nations recently adopted Article 31, which gives every child the right to play. You can read the full UN Convention on the Rights of the Child here.

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California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights

The Golden State now has a new golden rule when it comes to children. The California Roundtable on Recreation, Parks and Tourism recently released its Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. The …

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