Archive for Playgrounds

Reasons we love play

Friday is Valentine’s Day. In honor of the day of love, we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 reasons we love play.

Unstructured outdoor play:
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Inclusive play year in review

1Inclusive play is a key focus and important topic for PlaybyPlayworld.

Throughout 2013, we published content to honor Autism Awareness month, Sensory Awareness month, and Playground Safety week.

We shared some of …

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Playtime at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

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Thank goodness the Stormtrooper won his NEOS game, otherwise we could have all ended up on the Dark Side.

I’m a member of the Playworld Systems public relations team and I recently …

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Baby, it’s cold outside but that’s no reason to skip play

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Children should play outside every day, even in winter. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends 60 minutes or more of physical activity each day for children ages 5 and up. …

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NRPA board retreat

NRPAEarlier this month I was in Houston for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) Congress and Expo 2013. The NRPA Board invited its partners and vendors to submit responses to five …

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No costumes required

Themed Play Pirate ShipHalloween is lurking just around the corner. It’s the time of year when children (and some adults) must make a serious decision: What costume to wear? Superhero? Villain? Mythical creature? Literary character?…

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Playgrounds are for learning

It is no secret playgrounds are great spots for families and children to play. Everyone knows kids like to climb and run. But because children also like to explore, imagine and create, …

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October is National Sensory Awareness Month

sensory-processing-do-you-know-meOctober is National Sensory Awareness Month – a time to celebrate our senses and raise awareness of sensory processing disorder.

According to the Sensory Processing Foundation, “sensory processing “ refers to …

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