Archive for Playgrounds

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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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Since the mid-1970s, obesity rates among American children have tripled. However, recent research reports indicate that we may have turned the corner. The obesity rate for low-income preschool-age children declined between

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Making the case for recess

It is that time of year again. Children across the country are headed back to the classroom for another year of school. For many kids their day at school will include reading, …

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Seaford Manor School wins new playground

Third time was the charm for Seaford Manor Elementary School, located in Seaford, NY.  After coming in second in two playground contests, the school was recently named the winner of the Together …

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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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Taking your workout outside

Warmer weather means more time spent outside. So why not trade the gym for a fresh-air fitness system?

Playworld Systems’ ENERGI is an outdoor, total body fitness system designed for ages 13 …

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Keeping the playground entertaining

Playgrounds and outdoor play equipment can provide children with fun, fresh air and exercise all year round, but how can you keep the playground exciting during repeat visits throughout the summer?

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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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