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Miracle Recreation Announces Photo Contest to Win a New Playground for Your School

Monett, MO September 16, 2011 Miracle Recreation announced that it will be giving away a $25,000* playground based on the school with the most need and votes by the public via Miracle’s Facebook page. The contest began September 14, 2011.  Participants can nominate Public or Private schools, located in the contiguous United States using the Miracle Facebook contest application.  Entrants will be required to submit a photo of their current playground or playground site with a short essay on why their school needs a new playground. All qualified entries will be listed on the contest pages, where the public can vote for their favorite school.  Voters can submit one vote per day.  The ten schools with the most votes will become the finalists.  The 10 finalist will then be asked to submit a video illustrating why their school needs a new playground.  A panel of Miracle judges will decide on the grand prize winner based on their need for a playground and the creativity of their video. For more information on Miracle’s School Playground Giveaway visit http://www.miracle-recreation.com/playground-giveaway.html or call 1-888-458-2752. About Miracle With over 80 years of experience, Miracle is one of the largest manufacturers of commercial outdoor playgrounds and recreational equipment in the U.S. Based ... Read more

Miracle Recreation’s Photo Contest to Win a New Playground for Your School

For Immediate Release September 16, 2011 Monett, MO USA— Miracle Recreation announced that it will be giving away a $25,000* playground based on the school with the most need and votes by the public via Miracle’s Facebook page. The contest began September 14, 2011.  Participants can nominate Public or Private schools, located in the contiguous United States using the Miracle Facebook contest application.  Entrants will be required to submit a photo of their current playground or playground site with a short essay on why their school needs a new playground. All qualified entries will be listed on the contest pages, where the public can vote for their favorite school.  Voters can submit one vote per day.  The ten schools with the most votes will become the finalists.  The 10 finalist will then be asked to submit a video illustrating why their school needs a new playground.  A panel of Miracle judges will decide on the grand prize winner based on their need for a playground and the creativity of their video. For more information on Miracle’s School Playground Giveaway visit http://www.miracle-recreation.com/playground-giveaway.html or call 1-888-458-2752. *Full contest details at: http://apps.facebook.com/miracleplayground/contests/153578/entries/new   # # #   For more information contact:  Don Hemingway at: don.hemingway@playpower.com Read more

Miracle Recreation’s Photo Contest to Win a New Playground for Your School

For Immediate Release September 16, 2011 Monett, MO USA— Miracle Recreation announced that it will be giving away a $25,000* playground based on the school with the most need and votes by the public via Miracle’s Facebook page. The contest began September 14, 2011.  Participants can nominate Public or Private schools, located in the contiguous United States using the Miracle Facebook contest application.  Entrants will be required to submit a photo of their current playground or playground site with a short essay on why their school needs a new playground. All qualified entries will be listed on the contest pages, where the public can vote for their favorite school.  Voters can submit one vote per day.  The ten schools with the most votes will become the finalists.  The 10 finalist will then be asked to submit a video illustrating why their school needs a new playground.  A panel of Miracle judges will decide on the grand prize winner based on their need for a playground and the creativity of their video. For more information on Miracle’s School Playground Giveaway visit http://www.miracle-recreation.com/playground-giveaway.html or call 1-888-458-2752. *Full contest details at: http://apps.facebook.com/miracleplayground/contests/153578/entries/new   # # #   For more information contact:  Don Hemingway at: don.hemingway@playpower.com Read more

Miracle Recreation Releases New Play Vision App for iPad and iPhone

Monett, MO September 15, 2011 Miracle Recreation announced today the addition of their new playground equipment application for iPad and iPhone users.  Miracle’s new  “Play Vision” app allows users to browse playground structures and equipment available for purchase. Categorized by age range of playground users and price range, users can view playground structures and individual freestanding equipment that is available from Miracle.  They can then view the equipment using a preset background, picture previously taken, or place the structure within a property using the device’s camera function. The photos can then be submitted directly to Miracle to receive a specific product quote from a local representative. For more information on Miracle’s Play Vision app or to download to your iPad or iPhone visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/play-vision/id455717039. About Miracle With over 80 years of experience, Miracle is one of the largest manufacturers of commercial outdoor playgrounds and recreational equipment in the U.S. Based in Monett, Missouri, the company offers its customers innovative, made to order products at affordable prices, while maintaining the highest levels of quality and safety. Miracle’s products provide children with exciting and safe places to play, physical exercise, social integration, confidence, self-esteem and improved motor skills. The company has 400 employees, over 100 domestic sales consultants, ... Read more

Helping Children Transition Easily into a New School Environment

  It is never easy transitioning from one environment to another, but for elementary school-aged children, the transition from one school to a new one can be especially trying. The idea of having new teachers, classrooms and friends can be daunting to even the most outgoing of children, and it will take purposeful planning on the parents’ behalf to ensure that their children know it is acceptable to be nervous about heading to a new learning environment. It is not uncommon for students to feel out of place for the first month to month and a half of beginning in new schools, especially if they are in a new home environment as well. Children who experience the stress of moving to new schools may show their discomfort by acting out, withdrawing from social activities or even changing their diet and sleeping patterns. With these new transitions, parents should keep in mind the following tips to help their children get used to their new schools, their new friends and the new responsibilities that come with them:   Tips for Transitioning Easily into a New School 1. Allow your children (and yourself) to experience the stress. This particular step seems counterintuitive, but acknowledging the stress that both you ... Read more