Archive for Summer

Putting play on the back-to-school checklist

As summer winds down and children across the country head back to school, it’s important to remember that play is a critical component in the learning process. Unfortunately, we don’t hear educators …

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Park and Recreation Month: 30 years of dedicated contributions

This July marks the 30th observation of Park and Recreation Month.

1985. Ah, yes … I remember it well and fondly. Although my formative years were based primarily in the 70s, it …

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Step back from screens this summer

Kids’ facial expressions are often priceless. But what about when they are watching television? Australian photographer, Donna Stevens, set out to capture images of children watching their favorite TV shows.  As a …

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Best practices for better schools: 2015 NAESP Conference

2015 NAESP Conference, Long Beach, Calif. June 30-July 2Its tradeshow season and that means we’re busy sharing the power of play and helping bring play to more people around the world.

Next week, we’ll be attending The National Association of …

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The great summer playground challenge is on

No matter who you are, what you do, what industry you’re part of, if you have kids, are around kids, or are a big kid at heart, you undoubtedly have visited a …

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National Get Outdoors Day

Playworld Unity Slide Climber - National Get Outdoors DayI had a vivid imagination as a child. I played with dolls until I was 12 (longer than girls do today)—I made them clothes, staged weddings, built entire communities, homes and furniture …

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Just play this summer

Summer will be here in just a few short weeks. I’m excited because that means playing tennis with my boys and the summer sports season is just around the corner. But I …

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