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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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The coolest thing

A lot of work goes into getting a community playground built.  There is money to raise, land to prepare, a design to create, and equipment to install before children get to play.  …

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Playground surprise for Detroit boy

Can you imagine giving a child a full-size playground for their birthday and witnessing the joy and satisfaction associated with such a gift?  Recently, I had the opportunity to do just that.  …

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Social play for children with autism

Can a playground be designed to increase the ability of children with autism to play with others?  Researchers say yes. 

Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) rarely interact with others in free …

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