Archive for Playgrounds

Stay safe this summer

kids on playground Stay safe this summerThe days are getting longer and warmer.  Summer is just around the corner, which means more time for children and families to spend playing outdoors.

As the temperature rises, so does the …

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Laying out your playground for children with autism

CozyCoon Laying out your playground for children with autismWhen designing an inclusive playground the layout of the space is crucial, particularly when part of the goal is to ensure children with autism can also find enjoyment.  Many children with autism …

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Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?

locked playground Unlocking school playgrounds: A key to reducing childhood obesity?  Many communities throughout the United States lack outdoor play space. The shortage of safe, age appropriate, and appealing play spaces available to American children is shocking. For example, in Baltimore four recreation

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April is Autism Awareness Month

autism society1 April is Autism Awareness MonthThe Autism Society  has celebrated National Autism Awareness Month since the 1970s in order to create an increased understanding of autism, a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and …

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Casual for a Cause

jeans for autism Casual for a Cause On Friday, April 13, Playworld Systems’ employees had the opportunity to go “Casual for a Cause,” and support Autism Speaks, an advocacy group dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, …

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Free Resource for Creating Inclusive Play Spaces

Developing an incluiped logo Free Resource for Creating Inclusive Play Spaces sive playground is not an easy task.  Playworld Systems recently released a must-have resource for people interested in developing an inclusive playground.  The new Inclusive Play Design Guide

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Play for all

Visit almost any playglifetrail Play for all round and chances are you’ll witness children having fun as they run, climb, spin and swing. What you usually don’t see are adults being equally as active.

As …

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The Value of Play

At the end of February, the US Play Coalition hosted its annual Value of Play Conference.value of play logo The Value of Play  Unlike other conferences where you typically have people from the same field discussing various issues, the …

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