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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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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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Are Playgrounds Too Safe? I Think Not.

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Lately we have been reading about playgrounds that are too safe, too boring, not challenging enough and so on. We even see studies that claim boring playgrounds lead to sedentary kids. We …

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Boring Playgrounds = Sedentary Kids

Could our societal priorities for young children – safety and school readiness – be hindering children’s physical development?

Recent research published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics magazine identified three primary …

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Today’s children – fragile, handle with care?

It’s natural for parentsbubble wrap 22 Today’s children – fragile, handle with care? to worry about their children, but today, some take being protective to extremes. A new reality show aims to help these worried parents give kids back their childhoods.…

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Landscape architects welcome new Inclusive Play Design Guide

bro1109026 Inclusive Play Design Guide cover2 Landscape architects welcome new Inclusive Play Design GuidePlayworld Systems recently participated in the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) 2011 annual convention in San Diego. This year’s expo was the largest ever, with the second largest attendance in ASLA …

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Once Upon a Play Time

Once upon a time, a boy lived in a house at the end of a road. The house was surrounded by fields. The boy rode his

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Rethinking Ways to Get Kids Active

 

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.  Obesity is one of the most significant public health problems confronting society today.  One in three American children is overweight or obese. They are …

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