Archive for Playgrounds

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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New Jersey nursery school updates playground with Playworld equipment

playworld prospect-minWhen Dana Cavanaugh recently became the director at Prospect Cooperative Nursery School, she strongly felt the Maplewood, New Jersey, facility was in need of new, versatile playground equipment that helped young children …

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Saving play: PlayCubes at Chinatown Park

This spring, Bostonians witnessed the installation of new playground equipment in the form of PlayCubes, iconic sculptural playforms offering infinite possibilities for open-ended play, at Chinatown Park on The Rose Kennedy Greenway. …

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Scratching the June itch: keeping kids focused with play

Photo - James Simons Elementary School, Charleston, SCWe anticipate it every year. Summer is quickly approaching and school is coming (or for some already has come) to an end. A few months off from school bring a more carefree …

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Subbing Play for Sweets in Year-End Festivities

FullSizeRenderIt’s that time of year. The end of school is near and the weeks are filled with special events and ceremonies that culminate all the hard work students have done since September. …

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Debating the necessity of childhood: why questioning recess is ludicrous

For starters, it’s pretty absurd that I’m actually writing a post on why recess is necessary. Isn’t it obvious that it’s necessary? Turns out, it’s not. 40 percent of school districts in …

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The KaBOOM! Play Everywhere Challenge is now open!

pecScience and common sense agree: kids need play to grow up healthy, resilient and ready for life. But far too many children miss out on the chance to play because of where …

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Scattered showers with a 100 percent chance no one else will be at the playground

Chantal Panozzo is an American writer who spent almost a decade in Switzerland. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and many other publications. The

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