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Winterizing kids for outdoor play

With much of the U.S. currently experiencing severely cold temperatures, many families, school administrators and childcare providers are limiting kids’ outdoor activity. During extreme weather conditions, it’s a good idea to keep …

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Site amenities can enhance the playground experience for everyone

How many times have you brought your child to the playground and found the only place to sit was on an uncomfortable bench placed directly in the sun with poor visibility of …

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Focus on phys ed

Shape of the Nation banner 1 300x64 Focus on phys edThe National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently released the 2012 Shape of the Nation Report: Status of Physical Education in the USA. …

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New report gives tips for increasing youth physical activity

strategies New report gives tips for increasing youth physical activityThe federal government recently issued a draft report, The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report: Strategies for Increasing Physical Activity Among Youth, which provides tips for increasing physical activity among …

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Driven to distraction

Following a period of decline, non-fatal injuries among children five years old and younger are on the rise. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that between 2001 and 2010, the …

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Service dog Kwincy – my daughter’s best friend

I’m a mom of three children and my oldest daughter, Leah, has spina bifida. Five years ago, right around Thanksgiving, we got a service dog for Leah. Every day I’m thankful to …

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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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