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Safe playgrounds in multi-family communities

apartments playground nv Safe playgrounds in multi family communitiesLast month we observed National Playground Safety Week. While most people picture playgrounds being in schoolyards or parks … a playground is anywhere there is play equipment, including apartment complexes. Regardless …

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Inside Design: Unity Teeter Tunnel

Not long ago, I introduced you to our new Unity Canopy, part of the Unity Collection–re-imagined classic playground pieces designed to be more relevant for how kids play today. Another piece …

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National Physical Education & Sport Week

pe 1024x658 National Physical Education & Sport WeekI passed a middle school softball game on my way home recently. Many of the players were carrying extra weight that seemed to be no problem at the plate, from where they …

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Why pursue a career in early childhood education

“I think that teaching is a beautiful profession and that teachers of young children do one of the best things that there is to do in life: bring joy and beauty, mystery

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2015 National Playground Safety Week

Safety is always important on the playground. You may recall, we previously posted tips to make sure your playground is safe. Since it is National Playground Safety Week, I’d like to discuss …

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Autism: Why Playgrounds Matter

How can a playground make a difference for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

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Autism is complex. Some children are non-verbal while others have no problem speaking. Children with autism have …

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Keep play in preschool

toddler 667300 1920 1024x685 Keep play in preschoolJust 30 years ago, 40 percent of a typical preschool day was devoted to child-initiated play. Today, this number has fallen to just 25 percent (Miller & Almon, 2009). Over the years, …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

It’s officially Autism Awareness Month. Current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that 1 in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Rates for boys are higher than girls (1 …

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