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Bringing recess back to school

climber-greenIt’s mid-September and the 2016-2017 school year is in full swing. While that means plenty of classroom time for kids, it also means little time for recess in most districts.

Sadly, recess …

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Extraordinary Playscapes coming to Portland

Extraordinary Playscapes, an exciting exhibition by the Design Museum Foundation and sponsored by Playworld, will soon open in Portland, Oregon at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). The exhibition explores the …

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Parks Build Community in St. Louis

PHOTO - BRANCH OUT - 01 - MOBILEIn 2009, the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) launched Parks Build Community to draw attention to the core functions that America’s parks play in revitalizing underserved urban areas. Today, Parks Build …

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Three years later: play pays at Crystal Cove

crystal-coveHousing complexes often include a variety of amenities meant to attract new tenants and retain existing ones. From pools and gyms to gaming rooms and clubhouses, many developers look to provide residents …

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The four C’s of 21st century learning

I hear it all the time. School districts and teachers are under pressure to create successful students. While certainly a child’s personal growth and development is important, I know the real motivation …

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PlayForm 7 receives prestigious design award

pf7“Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.”

That quote, from educator Steven W. Anderson, is one I often share with others. It perfectly captures how I feel about my two-decade career …

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Why should kids have all the fun?

Photo - Couple exercising with LifeTrail equipmentWhy are trips to the playground only thought of as a benefit for our children? It’s time we brought the joy of play to all ages!

For 45 years, Playworld has been …

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What kids get from play that they can’t get from their classroom

climber-greenWhy do we send our kids to school?

It’s not a trick question. The answer is obvious: “To learn”. What’s much less transparent, however, is what exactly that means. What knowledge, skills, …

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