Give Your Students a Break: The Advantages of School Playgrounds

From slides and swings to seesaws and climbing equipment, school playgrounds give students an important outlet for creativity, physical activity, and just plain fun. Did you know that active play in a playground setting also encourages leadership skills and cooperative thinking? Here are the top five advantages of school playgrounds. School Playgrounds Decrease Stress and Anxiety Kids suffering from stress and anxiety often express fear over many parts of their.

Is Your Playground Ready for the Back-to-School Rush?

Now that summer is in the rear-view mirror, kids are back to school and looking for a little fun on crisp fall days. Whether your playground is on school grounds or in a park, you’re going to see more kids playing on your equipment. Is it ready for the influx? Playground Inspection: The Grounds While fun is the first priority for kids, safety is the first priority of playground maintenance..

5 Reasons Sports Are Important for Childhood Development

There’s nothing cuter than a field full of tiny tots playing a sport. On the surface, it’s just a great way for kids to be active and have fun, but did you know that playing sports is an important part of childhood development? Let’s look at five reasons why sports play such an important role in child development. 1. Valuable Life Skills Being a part of a team encourages the.

How to Maintain & Clean Play Areas

Play is one of the most important factors in childhood development, but not all playgrounds are created equally. The difference between a popular playground and one that remains consistently empty is usually the appearance and safety of the play area itself. Want to keep kids and family safe, happy, and coming back for more? Here are a few tips on how to maintain and clean play areas. Inspect Your Equipment.

Why Are Playgrounds Important for Kids?

Parents enjoy days in the sun, listening to the sound of laughter as kids swing and climb the days away in their favorite playground. To parents, playgrounds are a great resource for fun and activity, but for kids they are an important part of childhood development. Exactly why are playgrounds important for kids? Experts Weigh in On Why Playgrounds are Important for Kids “Play is the highest form of research.”.

Ten Playground Safety Tips for a Safer, More Enjoyable Visit

Few things in life are as light-hearted or downright joyful as the sound of children playing.  But when was the last time you heard it?  If it’s been too long, you can fix that– and relatively easily.  A trip to a playground is the perfect way to let your kids get enjoy some physical exercise, delight in some make-believe time, and burn off some energy. Before you head out, however,.

Theme-Based Playgrounds Encourage Imaginative Play

An increasing number of parents of kids under 12 are concerned that they are not getting the recommended 60 minutes a day engaged in physical activity. In fact, more than 71% of parents say they are at least somewhat concerned their child might spend too much time in front of screens, and 31% say they are very concerned about this. Playground designers are working hard to create modern play spaces.

Playground Safety Tips For 2021 – Staying Safe During COVID

Most US families are trying to observe the public health restrictions in their areas resulting from COVID-19, but staying in doors indefinitely is unrealistic—especially with kids. Are there activities that we can do with little ones that are relatively safe? How safe is a visit to a playground during the pandemic? Figuring out what makes sense starts with a brief recap of how COVID-19 spreads. According to the US Centers.

Park & Playground Trends To Watch Throughout 2021

2020 was an unusual and challenging year in many ways, but it also included a variety of interesting innovations and improvement in the world of park and playground products that laid the groundwork for some of 2021’s most significant trends: Inclusion and Social Equity The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 is a federal law whose ultimate purpose is to ensure equal access and benefit to all people and.

What To Look For When Considering Playground Equipment Replacement

Nothing lasts forever and commercial playgrounds are no exception. Although this equipment is designed to withstand heavy use and long term exposure to the elements, at some point, you need to replace them. Deciding when that time has come can be tricky, depending on the following variables that affect the life of commercial playground equipment: Quality of the structure Climate its exposed to Weather damage Frequency of use Nearby wildlife.

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