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Fun Playground Games

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 25, 2019 2:45:00 PM

Kids have a lot of imagination and will often come up with plenty of fun things to do on the playground. But they also lose interest pretty quickly or don't agree with each other on an activity. When they need some inspiration, it's always good to have ideas ready in your arsenal. Here are some ideas of fun playground games you can suggest. Some require certain materials or equipment, while others only require kids who want to play.

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Topics: kid

Dealing with Childhood Bullying

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 12, 2019 1:10:00 PM

If you suspect your child is being bullied, it’s important that you intervene before long-lasting damage is done to your child. A child’s formative years need to be shaped by positive social experiences. Children who experience bullying sometimes end up experiencing social anxiety or depression. Later in life, it can be challenging for those adult individuals to build healthy relationships in light of ingrained traumatic memories.

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Topics: kids health, kid

5 Smart Updates to Modernize Your Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 15, 2019 12:56:00 PM

If your playground is starting to show its age, consider adding a few modern pieces to breathe new life into the space. By simply changing the ground cover or installing new equipment, you can update your playground without performing a full overhaul. But first, you must dream up your perfect playground space. Use the following elements to guide your vision and get thinking about modernizing your playground. 

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Topics: Playground Surfacing, outdoor play, Playground Design

Outdoor Fall Activities

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 9, 2019 4:36:00 PM

With the brisk breezes and changing leaves, fall is an exciting time of year. It's also the perfect opportunity to plan some fun activities with your kids before the weather turns cold for the winter. Below are some of the best activities to do with your kids during the fall. 

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Topics: outdoor play, kid

Teaching Your Child to Be Inclusive

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 11, 2019 10:57:00 AM

Children are naturally inquisitive, and they are sure to notice differences between themselves and other people they meet. When a child comes into contact with someone who has a significant difference from them, such as a disability or different skin color, it is normal for the child to have questions. However, if you hope to raise responsible, caring adults, you need to teach your child to be kind, respectful and welcoming to all people, regardless of their differences. Below are some tips to help you teach your child how to be inclusive. 

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Topics: Inclusive Playground, kid, Inclusive

5 Tips for Making School Playgrounds More Inclusive

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 26, 2019 2:10:45 PM

You want a playground that gives everyone a chance to learn and have fun outdoors. However, some children with physical or intellectual limitations have a harder time navigating a traditional play structure than others. That’s why it’s important to make a few simple changes to ensure all children have a great time at recess. Check out these five tips for making school playgrounds more inclusive.

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Topics: Inclusive Playground, Playground Design, recess

What Does Inclusive Mean to Your Community?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jul 24, 2019 2:14:00 PM

Have you ever traveled through a neighborhood and found an outdoor fair, block party or local festival? The sights and sounds feel welcoming to both the residents, tourists and people who are simply passing by. Such events and recreations do more than just allow people to sell food and products. They allow neighbors to build relationships and provide a venue where everyone can come together to enjoy new arts, culture and entertainment.

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6 Best Uses of Shade Structures

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 25, 2019 6:04:18 PM

Protecting outdoor spaces can allow people of all ages to enjoy recreational activities, athletes to participate in sporting events, allow businesses to provide products and services, and offer other amazing benefits. In addition to warding off the rain, a shade structure also provides important protection from the hot sun and damaging effects of the ultraviolet light. Here are some great places where you can use a shade structure.

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Topics: Shade, Playground Design

Fine Motor Skill Development and Playground Play

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 12, 2019 5:56:00 PM

Dexterity and fine motor skills require the use of many small muscles in sync. Parents tend to associate the playground with the development of gross motor abilities like jumping and running, but it also improves fine motor skills.

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Topics: smart play, childhood unplugged

Move in May! May is National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 10, 2019 6:39:00 PM

Celebrate May as National Physical Fitness & Sports Month! Outdoor play and exercise used to be a natural part of every childhood. But with the temptations of electronics and video games, loving parents are challenged with getting kids outdoors, according to 39% of adults polled. It’s crucial to keep kids physically active and playing outside. With proper exercise, kids can have improved muscular fitness, better bone health and protection from heart disease.

Here are some of the proven benefits from studies around the world. 

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Topics: outdoor play, kids health