Archive for Playgrounds

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 …

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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 …

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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.  …

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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.  …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Exploring new heights

When discussing an inclusive playground, part of the conversation Climber Exploring new heightsshould focus on elevated vs. ground level play.  The key point here is that it is just a discussion, elevation on a playground …

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