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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

tejofence5 In defense of the fence

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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Retired NFL player Andy Russell stops by Playworld Systems

Last week former Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Andy Russell visited Playworld Systems’ headquarters to discuss the importance of economic education and fueling economic growth throughout Pennsylvania.

The event at Playworld Systems was part …

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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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Planning for inclusive play

clipart2 Planning for inclusive playBuilding a great inclusive playground requires dreaming, planning and believing from numerous people.  For anyone interested in creating an inclusive play space, the first step is to pull together all of the …

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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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