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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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Autism: Why Playgrounds Matter

How can a playground make a difference for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

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Autism is complex. Some children are non-verbal while others have no problem speaking. Children with autism have …

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Keep play in preschool

Just 30 years ago, 40 percent of a typical preschool day was devoted to child-initiated play. Today, this number has fallen to just 25 percent (Miller & Almon, 2009). Over the years, …

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April is Autism Awareness Month

It’s officially Autism Awareness Month. Current statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that 1 in 68 children have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Rates for boys are higher than girls (1 …

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Inside Design: Unity™ Canopy Puts a Twist on the Traditional

Taking classic playground structures and re-imagining them to be more relevant for how kids play today was a thought-provoking and motivating task that resulted in our new product, Unity™ Canopy. The small …

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A Toast to Harrison: Down Syndrome Fears Be Gone

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2015, we’re sharing a blog post originally published on the Down Syndrome and the Undomesticated Diva blog. On her blog, author

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Four tips for squeezing in unstructured free play time

Remember when a child’s only responsibility was to have fun and just be a kid? Me too! But honestly, it bums me out to see how, through the years, their day-to-day schedules …

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Everyone can make a difference

March—the harbinger of spring and rebirth.  The perfect month to be designated Developmental Disabilities Month.  A time to recognize that everyone has something to contribute, and that we can all learn from …

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