Play by Playworld

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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Value of contiguous play

350 1210 REN A Value of contiguous play Playgrounds are often designed with equipment that is arranged by level of difficulty.  This means the most challenging climbers are together and on the other side of the playground are easier climbers.  …

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Recess at Playworld Systems

Recess is a great time for everyone, not just children, to get outside and play. A few days ago Playworld Systems’ employees, their families, and retirees had the opportunity to take a …

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Levels of challenge on the playground

One of the purposes of a balance trax Levels of challenge on the playgroundplayground is to challenge children to try new things and push themselves physically and emotionally. Playgrounds also provide a place where children socialize and learn to …

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Men’s health week reminds us to stay active this Father’s Day

This week isfather and son Men’s health week reminds us to stay active this Father’s Day Men’s Health Week (MHW), which is celebrated annually during the week preceding (and including) Father’s Day.   MHW honors the importance of men’s health and wellness and was …

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In defense of the fence

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The Inclusive Play Design Guide (IPDG) recommends that when building an inclusive playground a perimeter boundary needs to be created around the entire play space with only one or two entrances. (LA-4)  …

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