Increasing access to playgrounds has provided numerous benefits for children of all ages. One of the biggest benefits of playground equipment is that it boosts the amount of physical activity kids get. Children are also more likely to use a park […]
When rain pounds at the windows or a snowy freeze descends on the school, many teachers brace themselves for indoor recess.
Outdoor recess is beneficial for both students' well-being and their classroom behavior. They can swing, slide, […]
Parks are critical to a community's spirit. Without public parks, there’d be little social interaction, with no play space for kids and no enjoyable outdoor resting space for adults. From splash parks to dog parks to playgrounds, these […]
Is your neighborhood, school, park or community organization looking for an innovative, exciting way to attract more attention, become a better environment for kids and offer a place to promote learning, development and physical activity? […]
The world of today looks far different than that of our grandparents' day and age. Technology is dominating our kids' lives, from TVs to tablets, and childhood obesity has become an epidemic. It's more important than ever for our kids to […]
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder affecting approximately 1 in 15,000 people—males and females equally, from all races and ethnicities. PWS is a life-threatening medical disorder caused by loss of active genetic […]
Are you designing a new playground for your school? Did you know that 15% of children aged 6-19 have some hearing loss? In honor of Better Hearing Month, we've put together 10 playground design tips to help hard-of-hearing and deaf […]
How can a playground make a difference for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Play matters for everyone, including kids on the autism spectrum. Small playground design decisions can mean the difference between including or […]
March is Developmental Disabilities Month. It's time to celebrate our local parks for bringing together people with and without disabilities to form strong, diverse communities.
Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that […]
With today’s many options for children’s play, why are playgrounds important? It’s a fair question to ask in a world of video games, extracurricular activities, TV programs and other forms of entertainment. In reality, playgrounds […]
Is there a link between playgrounds and obesity among children? Do playgrounds help fight obesity among young children? There is mounting evidence to suggest this is the case. The CDC has followed initiatives regarding obesity deterrents […]