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Play – it’s just what the Doctor ordered

Have you heard about “Outdoors Rx,” a pilot program from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston? It’s a truly brilliant concept and one that can be emulated across the country.

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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Once a month Play by Playworld will highlight Playworld Systems distributors who are certified Inclusive Play Design Specialists (IPDS). In July, we talked to Joanna Kania, master engineer and landscape architect with …

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Reimagining traditional playground equipment for today’s children

My most cherished childhood memories took place playing outdoors – many of them on the playground. Times have changed and now children spend a great deal of their time inside, their attention …

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Talking Play at the National PTA Convention

lollitopMembers of local parent-teacher associations (PTA) are often on the front lines of the recess debate. We realize that parents can be some of the best advocates for play in schools. Playworld …

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Inclusive Play Design Specialist spotlight

Once a month Play by Playworld highlights Playworld Systems distributors who are certified Inclusive Play Design Specialists (IPDS). In June, we spoke with Playworld Midstates own Rick Walsh.

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Just play this summer

Summer will be here in just a few short weeks. I’m excited because that means playing tennis with my boys and the summer sports season is just around the corner. But I …

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Inclusive play product focus: Rushmore

When a playground has only typical slides and climbers, it can limit inclusion.  Climbers and slides are prescriptive, meaning they tell the child how to play on them:  “climb up the ladder …

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Inclusive play product focus: Unity Dome

unity domeUnity takes the decades-old geodesic dome and makes it meaningful and relevant to 21st century children. It’s a dome comprised of circles that lead to all types of play adventures. The …

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