Archive for Playgrounds

Driven to distraction

Following a period of decline, non-fatal injuries among children five years old and younger are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 2001 and 2010, the …

Read More

New playground in Motor City thanks to young fundraiser

Starting on Friday, October 26, Detroit residents will have a new community playground.

Playworld Systems donated its Activo equipment to the city of Detroit in honor of Joshua Smith, a 10-year-old boy …

Read More

Here comes the sun

Every parent knows the importance of protecting their children from sunburn and other long-term health problems caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Many parents take the necessary preventive step of applying sunscreen on …

Read More

The coolest thing

A lot of work goes into getting a community playground built.  There is money to raise, land to prepare, a design to create, and equipment to install before children get to play.  …

Read More

Playground surprise for Detroit boy

Can you imagine giving a child a full-size playground for their birthday and witnessing the joy and satisfaction associated with such a gift?  Recently, I had the opportunity to do just that.  …

Read More

Sensory play

Great playgrounds include sensory play activities in addition to physical play.  For a young ripple bridge Sensory play child their sensory system is developing along with their physical development.

According to EduGuide, a nonprofit whose mission …

Read More

Freeing up time for play

In some areas across the country, school is already in session. For others, the start of the 2012-2013 school year is just around the corner.  As lazy afternoons spent at the pool …

Read More

Benefits of physical play

Physical play constitutes activities where a child swings, runs, spins, jumps, and climbs.  Most people know this type of play is important for children because it makes them physically fit and keeps …

Read More
Page 5 of 9« First...34567...Last »