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Why should kids have all the fun?

Photo - Couple exercising with LifeTrail equipmentWhy are trips to the playground only thought of as a benefit for our children? It’s time we brought the joy of play to all ages!

For 45 years, Playworld has been …

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What kids get from play that they can’t get from their classroom

climber-greenWhy do we send our kids to school?

It’s not a trick question. The answer is obvious: “To learn”. What’s much less transparent, however, is what exactly that means. What knowledge, skills, …

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Urban play: designing playgrounds for cities

rsz_photo__playform_7_location_singapore_nightPlay is vital for everyone but unfortunately in some communities, play spaces are harder to come by. Lack of age appropriate playgrounds and cramped urban areas are partly to blame. While cities …

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Play, preschool and academics

rsz_photo_-_children_using_handholds_inside_home_dome_for_upper_body_and_climbing_activitiesThree decades ago, 40 percent of a typical preschool day was devoted to child-initiated play. Today, this number has fallen dramatically. Over the years, play has become second fiddle to early academic …

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Play is not a four letter word

Playworld Unity CanopyPlay is at the center of everything we do here at Playworld. It’s incorporated into our thoughts, decisions, actions and creations. We’re constantly making time for short bursts of play throughout our …

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Pokémon Go

pokemongo-1517819_1280Being an advocate for outdoor, unstructured play, I was skeptical at first when my teenage sons started raving about the new mobile app game Pokémon Go. Here I thought it was another …

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Finalists announced in KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge

In May we told you about KaBOOM!’s Play Everywhere Challenge (PEC), a national competition that will award innovative, replicable ideas in city redevelopment and design that make play easy, available and fun …

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Sustainability: embracing the new eco-system in the housing industry

playgroundGoing green isn’t just good for the environment; it also is good for business, as many residents are interested in living in a community that upholds environmentally sound practices.

Decades ago, such …

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