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The Top Four Reasons You Should Update Your Playgrounds Right Now!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 22, 2021 2:16:00 PM

If you have been thinking about upgrading a playground at a school or park, right now is the perfect time to do so. There are many benefits associated with updating your playground in the summer, as well as updating at this specific point in time. Learning about these benefits can help you to see why now is the perfect time to move forward with your playground updating and replacement needs. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Maintenance Tips for School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jun 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM

If your school has designed and built an amazing playground, accessible to all ages and abilities, then the reward is the smiling faces of students as they play on it.

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Topics: Safety

How to Plan the Perfect Field Day for Your School

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 15, 2021 2:24:00 PM

One of the many things that students and parents missed last spring was the cancellation of memory-making events such as Field Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Why Moms LOVE Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 7, 2021 4:21:05 PM

We think every DAY should be “Mother’s Day” but for over 100 years we have been officially celebrating moms on the second Sunday in May.

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Topics: Community Parks, Play & Fitness, Playground Design & Planning

The Benefits of Installing a Shade Structure Over Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 20, 2021 1:30:00 PM

If you are in charge of building a new playground or ordering playground equipment for a daycare or school, one of the decisions you may be facing is deciding whether to order a shade structure to go over the playground. A shade structure helps to block out the sun's ultraviolet rays, shielding kids and playground equipment from the sunlight.

Learning about the benefits that shade structures have to offer can help you decide if it is worth investing in one for your playground equipment. Here are a few of the benefits. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning

Help Kids Develop Motor Skills with Time on the Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 25, 2021 11:05:00 AM

Childhood is a time for learning and developing skills that will benefit kids as they grow up. For many kids, the playground serves as their very first classroom, giving them a chance to learn social skills and gain excellent problem-solving abilities. Beyond that, each type of specialized play equipment helps kids develop fine and gross motor skills of all kinds. Here’s how that works.

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Pediatric Health & Wellness

Selecting a Community Playground Theme

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 16, 2021 11:03:00 AM

Children and playgrounds have gone hand-in-hand since the first playground appearance in the United States in 1886. Unfortunately, today, kids are opting for more screen time than in-person play, some spending as much as seven hours a day on tablets or smartphones once they reach the teen years. Some children even as young as six months are using screen time in place of physical play.

Unfortunately, this propensity to replace physical outdoor play with inside screen time means kids are not getting their recommended 60 minutes a day engaging in physical activity—based on the United States Department of Health and Human Services daily recommendations. Thankfully, there is a way to make playgrounds more appealing, even to the modern generation and break them away from electronic play, getting them outdoors.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Childhood Unplugged

Camping Looks to be a Popular Outdoor Activity in 2021

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 23, 2021 2:42:00 PM

Everybody loves the great outdoors, especially camping and campgrounds. While hotels and airplanes were skipped by many last year after the COVID-19 pandemic started, many were able to social distance and vacation by camping.

Ashley Rossi, managing editor of Togo RV, told the USA Today this month, “Traveling with your travel bubble to a campground is one of the easiest ways to follow social distancing and maximize your time outside – you can avoid indoor dining, bring everything you need with you, socialize comfortably outdoors and get direct access to hiking trails and other outdoor activities.”

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Childhood Unplugged

Miracle Museum Can Turn Any Space into a Sensory Rich Play Area

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 10, 2021 2:37:00 PM

Miracle Museum is the aptly named new-to-the-playground-industry children’s museum experience that can turn any space into a sensory rich play area. Children touch, listen, see, and play their way through the fantastical collection of products.

“When we were designing Miracle Museum, we were really focused on universal design … that means design for all, for all users,” said Craig Mellott, Innovation Manager, Miracle Recreation. “It’s approachable design, it’s fun design, it’s engaging design, it’s safe, it’s secure – it’s designed for all.”

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Topics: Product Features, Inclusivity, Accessibility

Three Reasons Why Playgrounds are ESSENTIAL

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 21, 2021 6:48:40 PM

The Coronavirus has caused cities and states around the United States to take a look at many different types of businesses and places and determine what may be essential. While some cities have stated playgrounds and parks are essential, others have stated they should not be considered as such.

Fortunately, most cities and counties are changing their stance, with many recognizing the benefits of playgrounds, and in turn, deeming them essential. Here are three key reasons why playgrounds are essential. 

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Topics: Community Parks

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