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Get Moving Today! Celebrate National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 1, 2024

All months have their charm but at May Recreation we are naturally partial towards our namesake … the merry, merry month of May!

May is not only a chance to enjoy those blooming Texas wildflowers after April showers, and a springboard into summer months of fun, but May is also National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.

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Topics: Play & Fitness Child Development

Designing Natural Playgrounds: Bringing Nature to Play

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on April 25, 2024

In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward incorporating natural elements into playground design.

While brightly colored play structures still have their place, there has been a movement to embrace the magic of nature, transforming playtime into an immersive experience that nourishes both body and mind.

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Topics: Custom Playground Outdoor Classroom Child Development

Playground Therapy: Relieve Stress and Reconnect with Nature

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on April 4, 2024

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, stress has become an all too familiar companion for many of us. As the demands of work, family, and daily responsibilities pile up, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and disconnected from the world around us. But what if there was a simple, enjoyable way to relieve stress and rekindle our connection with nature? Enter playground therapy.

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Topics: Mental Health Child Development

Designing Playgrounds for All: A Guide to Age-Appropriate Equipment

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on March 21, 2024

Choosing the right playground equipment is crucial to ensure that children can engage safely and effectively according to their age and developmental stage.

Playgrounds can only be safe spaces where children can grow physically, socially, and cognitively if they have access to age-appropriate equipment.

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Topics: Miracle Recreation Playground Design & Planning Child Development

Using Color to Enhance Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on March 8, 2024

There’s nothing quite like the joy of watching a child’s face when they are introduced to their first big Crayola box full of vibrant and fascinating colors.

Vivid Tangerine! Mango Tango! Caribbean Green! Robin’s Egg Blue! Pink Flamingo! Timberwolf! So many colors to allow a child’s imagination to run wild.

The same concept applies to playgrounds where colors can enhance the experience.

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Topics: Miracle Recreation Playground Design & Planning Child Development

Finding Balance: Nurturing Your Child's Well-being with Screen Time and Outdoor Play

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on February 21, 2024

In today's digital age, finding the right balance between screen time and outdoor play is a challenge many parents face. While technology offers endless entertainment and educational opportunities, the benefits of spending time outdoors on a playground are equally important for a child's physical, mental, and emotional development.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged Mental Health Outdoor Classroom Child Development

Enriching Education: Integrating Outdoor Play into Lesson Plans with May Recreation

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on February 8, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, the importance of outdoor play in enriching learning experiences has become increasingly evident. As educators seek innovative ways to engage students and promote holistic development, incorporating outdoor play into lesson plans has emerged as a powerful strategy.

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Topics: Outdoor Classroom outdoor learning Child Development

Crafting Wonderland: A Guide to Designing a Toddler-Friendly Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 17, 2024

Playtime is a crucial aspect of a toddler's development, shaping their physical, cognitive, and social skills. Designing a playground tailored to the needs of these little explorers requires careful consideration and a commitment to safety and engagement.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning Child Development

Growing Fun: The Crucial Role of Landscaping in Playground Design

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 8, 2024

Playgrounds are not merely a collection of colorful structures; they are dynamic environments that can significantly impact a child's physical, cognitive, and emotional development. While play structures are essential, the surrounding landscaping plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall playground experience.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning Artificial Turf

The Latest Playground Trends

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on December 18, 2023

Remember the wooden jungle gyms and rickety metal swings of your childhood playground?

They were fun, sure, but today's play spaces are bursting with innovation, inclusivity, and a whole lot of imagination.

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Topics: Theme Playgrounds Inclusivity Accessibility Sensory Play

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