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The Stages of Development for Children

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 4, 2021 10:00:00 AM

Many people don’t understand how important it is for children to play and learn how to play. They often see it as something inconsequential that children do to have fun or let off steam. The truth is though, is that play is very important for a child’s emotional, physical, psychological, and social development. It helps them not only learn how to function in the world but also how to understand and navigate it.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged

Taking Education Outdoors: Classroom Lesson Ideas

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 27, 2021 10:40:22 AM

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators understood the value of taking their students outdoors for learning experiences.

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Topics: Outdoor Classroom, outdoor learning

Why You Need A Church Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 8, 2021 10:06:00 AM

Many faith-based organizations and worship centers are now making a substantial contribution to children’s lives and to their general development. It is pretty typical for these facilities to have childcare centers, pre-schools, and even kindergartens. Having a playground that is safe and fun just makes sense in today’s modern church. 

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

How to Turn Your Existing Playground Inclusive on a Budget

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 24, 2021 12:11:00 PM

Community and commercial playgrounds are designed and built to last for years and years of enjoyment, but all playgrounds must be assessed annually for equipment that needs to be upgraded or replaced.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity, Accessibility

Five Advantages to Adding a Playground to Every Housing Development

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 10, 2021 9:09:00 AM

If you are the head of your local homeowners’ association or a developer designing a new neighborhood, including plans for a playground is a wise investment. Playgrounds and recreation spaces benefit your area by attracting quality tenants and homeowners, increasing property value, and enhancing the quality of life for families. 

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning

The Consequences of Increased Screen Time for Kids During the Pandemic

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 25, 2021 8:38:00 AM

When the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly arrived in March 2020 many kids across the U.S. went overnight from a normal childhood environment where technology had a limited role to a digital-first world with school districts shutting down and lockdowns preventing outside play.

While the lockdowns eased and some school districts got back to in-person learning, or hybrid approaches, in the fall of 2020, other areas of the country had kids learning online for a full year.

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Topics: Pediatric Health & Wellness

Playing With Your Child

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 9, 2021 11:16:00 AM

As an adult with responsibilities at work and at home, carving out time to play may seem like a luxury you can’t easily afford. But just as there are benefits for children playing outside with their peers, there’s also something to be said for parents spending time with their offspring at a local park or playground.

Read on for insight into why you will want to be playing with your child.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged

Abstract Thinking and Young Children

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jul 11, 2021 8:54:00 AM

Young children are incredibly impressionable. Part of the reason they are so prone to fall in love with creative characters and over the top story lines—whether those are colorful puppets or clever puppy-dogs or princesses and pirates that are off to save the world.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged

Inspecting Your Playground After a Flood

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Many Americans live, work, and play in areas prone to flooding with some estimates that 41 million people are exposed to flood risks on a yearly basis.

According to the Columbia Climate School, “In the past 20 years, flood-related disasters have cost the United States more than $845 billion in damages to homes, offices, and other infrastructure.”

Some of that infrastructure which can be flooded includes local parks and playgrounds.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Safety

How Neighborhood Playgrounds and Parks Increase Your Home Value

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 29, 2021 8:34:00 AM

When communities consider building parks and playgrounds, they may naturally focus on the environmental benefits of creating green spaces or highlight the human aspect of projects that promote physical activity, social interaction, and mental well-being.

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Topics: Community Parks

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