Archive for Playgrounds

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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Inside Design – QuBits

Rendering - QuBits Hillocks QB-1602How do we make the product different? What new and exciting features can we incorporate? These are two important questions raised in every preliminary product design and development meeting. Over the course …

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Driving Empathy – Inclusion on the Playground

Photo - Claude Moore Fun for All Playground, Warrenton, VAIn my experience, most parents of children with disabilities are fully accepting of their family. They do not want their children to change, but they do yearn for understanding or empathy from …

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Playground trends to watch out for in 2016

Do you remember being a kid, tearing through the neighborhood with your friends for hours? If you were anything like me, afternoons were spent at the playground, riding bikes and maybe a …

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Play ought to be challenging

A Playworld Unity Slide Climberrecent Washington Post article on rethinking “ultra-safe” playgrounds caught my eye. Featuring the insight of pediatric occupational therapist and play advocate, Angela Honscam, the article echoes the Playworld team’s belief that …

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Bringing play to Baltimore

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