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May Recreation Announces Partnership with Berliner Play Equipment

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 10, 2021 6:57:02 PM

May Recreation is pleased to announce a recent partnership with Berliner Play Equipment, a German company with an international reputation for quality and unique design. 

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Topics: Berliner, Berliner Playground Equipment

Unseen Risks of the Pandemic: Children's Mental Health

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 15, 2020 1:00:00 PM

The current Coronavirus pandemic has people worrying about their health. Unfortunately though, the pandemic is taking its toll on people in a number of ways, including those who may not have even caught the virus. One of the unseen risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic is children's mental health. The mental health of children may be declining.

As a parent, this can be concerning, and you may be wondering why this is happening, what types of mental health issues children may be facing, and what you ca do to help your child's mental health. Here are some of the questions you may have, along with the answers. 

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Topics: childhood unplugged, kids health

History of National Disabilities Day

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 2, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Making up the world’s largest minority, some 1 billion people worldwide currently live with a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was created to raise awareness of the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of disabilities and how they affect the lives of billions of people worldwide.

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Topics: Custom Capabilities, Inclusive Playground, Inclusive

Four Rules to Live By When Asking for Donations

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 19, 2020 10:30:00 AM

With the holiday season fast approaching, it also marks the time of year when charitable causes begin their respective donation drives. With lots of charities to choose from, many individuals and businesses usually narrow down their choices to a few select causes they find worthy. But as a charitable organization, are you reaching out to these businesses and individuals in the right way? In this post, we'll focus on some simple rules to live by when it comes to raising funds for your charity this year to set your drive up in the best possible way for success. Here's a closer look at these four rules and how to use them to your advantage:

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Topics: funding & grants

Why You Should Include Outdoor Play in Your Virtual Learning Schedule

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 13, 2020 2:50:28 PM

With seemingly endless waves of COVID-19 barraging the nation, some schools are open, some aren’t. There are also more families opting for home schooling even if their district is open. If your child is learning at home, it’s essential to keep them active outdoors to help them stay balanced, healthy and happy. Check out these upsides to promoting outdoor time for your kids in this growingly uncertain world.

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Topics: childhood unplugged, kids health, recess

New Products from May Recreation!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 28, 2020 1:18:43 PM

We’re always looking for new and exciting ways to help you improve your playground project. That’s why we’re so excited to announce two new additions to the May Recreation lineup: Mini City and Miracle Museum.

Both of these product lines are designed to allow little ones to inspire, engage, and interact in a safe and meaningful way. They feature bright colors, durable construction and tons of interactive features to make your school, church, or neighborhood playground really stand out.

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Topics: Playground Projects, New Products

4 Methods to Engage With Donors

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 21, 2020 6:10:44 PM

Getting your playground project up and running requires funding from donors in one form or another. If you are struggling with finding ways to engage with donors, consider the following four methods. Each one requires its own unique set of processes to implement, but they are all equally powerful ways to fund your playground project.

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Topics: funding & grants

Tips for Finding Grants for Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 24, 2020 9:50:38 AM

Having a playground in your neighborhood provides a safe space for children to get outdoors, socialize and get the body moving in active play. However, most people don't have the ready funding to have one built in their community. While hosting bake sales and other fundraising events can bring in the neighbors who will give donations, another way to get the funding for playgrounds is to find grants.

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Topics: playground planning, Project Budget, funding & grants

Child Development Takes Place on a Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 15, 2020 6:00:00 PM

Playgrounds set the stage for many elements of child development. By learning through play, children are able to discover and understand the world surrounding them. They offer environments for advancing fine and gross motor skills. Beyond those physical developments, life skills and emotional growth moments occur that will guide and serve them through all stages of life.

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Topics: childhood unplugged

4 Pieces of Recreation Equipment That Makes Dog Parks Amazing!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 17, 2020 3:41:47 PM

Some dog lovers might argue that all you need for a good dog park is dogs. No one would argue. However, you can always make things more fun at your own dog park. Whether you run a local community dog park, or you are adding some special features to your backyard dog park, there are several ways to add joy to your canine oasis.  

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Topics: Theme Playgrounds, community