Archive for Playgrounds

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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How we make the Spring Mates Duck

Last week the world got a glimpse into the manufacturing process and quality craftsmanship of Playworld Systems when the company was featured on the Science Channel’s program “How It’s Made.” This was …

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Playground Safety Week 2013

April 22-26 marks National Playground Safety Week (NPSW), a time designated by the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) to focus on children’s outdoor play environments and pledge to use good judgment …

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Ten tips for choosing a playground for a child with autism

A new study confirms what many parents know well: it’s common for children with autism autism ribbon Ten tips for choosing a playground for a child with autismto wander, which puts tremendous stress on families. According to the new report, which appeared in the …

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Balancing act

Balance is a critical skill that helps us walk and run.  It is the sustaining control of the body when using both sides simultaneously, individually, or alternately.  Balance is necessary for all …

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Make time for exercise this Easter

From peanut butter filled eggs and jellybeans to chocolate rabbits and chick-shaped marshmallows encased in brightly colored sugar, the Easter holiday is a time for both children and adults to indulge in …

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Inclusive play product focus: Cozy Cocoon

Imagine you are at a loud and crowded party.  You are being pressed and jostled as people dance around you or push past to grab a drink or food.  All of your …

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Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Anderson

mesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Andersonmesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne AndersonLast week I joined 300 volunteers from Playworld Systems, Arizonans for Children (AFC), organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Mesa community to build a cutting-edge playground that will benefit thousands of …

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