Archive for Community

Reasons why we love play

With Valentine’s Day this Saturday, the Playworld team can’t help but reflect on our greatest love of all – play.

We love play because it has the power to unite communities and …

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The erosion of community play

I just read an insightful piece in The Guardian titled “Children in our towns and cities are being robbed of safe places to play.” The author argues that we fail to consider …

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Play Across Rural, Suburban, and Urban Environments – Challenges & Opportunities

Each semester I teach a seminar titled Fine Arts and Play for the Developing Child. The first assignment is to compose a 2000-word essay depicting childhood memories of play. The most …

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How to whip up a Pop-Up Adventure Playground in no time

Providing engaging opportunities for child-directed, unstructured play does not have to be expensive or time consuming. In fact, the best kind of play costs nothing, feels great, and can happen anywhere. Just …

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Obesity & Outdoor Play

I recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of obesity and outdoor play at the Let’s Move Conference in State College, Penna. The energy in the room was phenomenal, as …

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New playground commemorates victims

photo5Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a local community playground build in Ross Township, Penna., about 15 minutes from my home. It was an emotional day for many in …

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First Playground Featuring New Unity Collection Opens at Lincoln Heights Park, North Carolina

Playworld Systems Unity at Lincoln HeightsA few weeks ago we wrote about our recent experience at the 2014 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Congress and Expo. One of the most rewarding experiences from our participation was …

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NRPA Congress and Expo 2014

The Playworld Systems’ team is back in Lewisburg after a hectic, rewarding and productive few days in Charlotte, North Carolina at the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and …

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