Archive for Safety

Playground Safety for Kids: Preventing Common Playground Injuries

Ask any toddler where they want to play, and they’ll likely respond, “the playground.” Ask just about any kid their favorite subject, and the majority will answer “recess”.

Importance of Inclusive PlayGrowing up, we all …

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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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Playgrounds help students succeed

Playworld school playground

It’s tough picturing an elementary school without a playground, but it is a common occurrence in today’s world. Instead of seeing playgrounds as vital to the overall development of children, they are …

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The fundamentals of excellent play design

The fundamentals of play design - Playworld

Budget. Available space. Fall zones and surface requirements. In playground planning, the practical considerations drive a lot of decisions, often taking up the majority of your time and attention. Playworld playground designers …

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Safe playgrounds in multi-family communities

Playworld playground - apartments in Las Vegas, NevadaLast month we observed National Playground Safety Week. While most people picture playgrounds being in schoolyards or parks … a playground is anywhere there is play equipment, including apartment complexes. Regardless …

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2015 National Playground Safety Week

Safety is always important on the playground. You may recall, we previously posted tips to make sure your playground is safe. Since it is National Playground Safety Week, I’d like to discuss …

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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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Playground safety tips

Playgrounds are exciting places that help fuel the imaginations of kids and adults alike. In fact, they are one of a few areas left that allow children to freely participate in self-directed, …

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