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National Physical Education & Sport Week

I passed a middle school softball game on my way home recently. Many of the players were carrying extra weight that seemed to be no problem at the plate, from where they …

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Why pursue a career in early childhood education

“I think that teaching is a beautiful profession and that teachers of young children do one of the best things that there is to do in life: bring joy and beauty, mystery

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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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