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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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Parklets offer “play and go” in cities

We’ve all heard the timeless adage “stop and smell the roses.” While this is sound advice, when folks today find a spare moment away from life’s responsibilities they are more likely to …

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Reasons why we love play

With Valentine’s Day this Saturday, the Playworld team can’t help but reflect on our greatest love of all – play.

We love play because it has the power to unite communities and …

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