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Removing the R-word from our vocabulary

spreadword Removing the R word from our vocabularyIt is time we Spread the Word to End the Word and build awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the R-word (retard). Most people don’t think …

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Inclusive play product focus: Cozy Cocoon

Imagine you are at a loud and crowded party.  You are being pressed and jostled as people dance around you or push past to grab a drink or food.  All of your …

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Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Anderson

mesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne Andersonmesa build Building a lasting legacy of play in honor of Wayne AndersonLast week I joined 300 volunteers from Playworld Systems, Arizonans for Children (AFC), organizers from KaBOOM!, and residents of the Mesa community to build a cutting-edge playground that will benefit thousands of …

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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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