Archive for Risk Play

Ramona Quimby in 2016

photo-1455732063391-5f50f4df1854This week iconic children’s book author Beverly Cleary turns 100. For the uninitiated, 91 million copies of her books have been sold since 1950. One of her most famous characters is Ramona

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Playing it safe with SMARTE®

When planning a new playground, chances are you’ll spend the majority of your time reviewing and selecting equipment. However, it’s important to think about surfacing from the start. Playground surfacing should not …

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Series of “Just Move” stamps licked

JustMove-Forever-pane15-v3It was recently announced that the US Postal Service would destroy an entire press run of a stamp series aimed at getting children to be more active.

According to Linn’s Stamp News

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Boring Playgrounds = Sedentary Kids

Could our societal priorities for young children – safety and school readiness – be hindering children’s physical development?

Recent research published in the February 2012 issue of Pediatrics magazine identified three primary …

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Risk vs. Reward

climber-greenEvery year it seems more and more safety measures are imposed to ensure our children are safe.  In fact, the belief that kids will glide through childhood unscathed is becoming standard.  Younger …

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