Archive for Playgrounds

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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The coolest thing on the playground: Cruise Line

Cruise Line gets children of all ages and abilities playing together. This unique ride gives kids the thrill of something exciting and new with perceived risk and speed.

There are many different …

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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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