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The Impact of Inclusive Play on Kids' Social Skills

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on April 21, 2023

Inclusive playgrounds are essential to modern communities, providing opportunities for children of all abilities to play, learn, and grow together.

These accessible spaces cater to the unique needs of every child, ensuring that physical, mental, and learning disabilities do not limit their enjoyment and participation.

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Topics: Inclusivity, Child Development

Help! My Neighborhood Needs a Park

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on April 7, 2023

It's no secret that play and physical activity are essential ingredients for a child's growth and development. But what if your neighborhood is lacking a space for children to run, climb, and explore?

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Design & Planning, Child Development

Designing Your Indoor Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on March 22, 2023

Indoor playgrounds are becoming increasingly popular. One reason has to do with climate change. As temperatures soar and the weather becomes more chaotic, indoor playgrounds offer a climate-controlled, predictable environment for kids’ play.

Another reason is safety. Indoor playgrounds offer a controlled, walled-in environment. There’s no chance of a child wandering off on a garden path or setting off alone to follow a chipmunk into the woods.

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Topics: Custom Playground, Indoor Playground

6 Considerations for Designing a Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on March 7, 2023

Playgrounds should help children understand the world around them and master skills they need to succeed in life. Many playgrounds only focus on physical play, but they should also create opportunities for other types of play.

When designing a playground, it’s important to think about how it will allow children to use their minds and bodies to interact with others and the environment.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, outdoor learning, Child Development

Choosing Outdoor Site Furnishings

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on February 20, 2023

Outdoor site furniture includes tables, benches, bike racks, bollards, and trash receptacles. We, at May Recreation, believe they’re an essential element for social spaces like parks, playgrounds, and running/bike paths, which create opportunities for interaction and help build a community.

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Topics: Community Parks, May Recreation, Playground Design & Planning

Why Should I Add Fitness Equipment to My Park?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on February 6, 2023

It is understood that exercise goes hand-in-hand with a healthy lifestyle overall. Therefore, one way to get more out of your park investment is to incorporate fitness equipment either designed for adults, kids, or both to use when visiting.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states that for overall health or to maintain healthy levels, adults should do between 150 and 300 minutes of physical activity (moderate) weekly along with between 75 and 150 minutes of physical activity (aerobic) in the same time span.

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Pediatric Health & Wellness, Mental Health, Child Development

Playground Games to Enhance Child Development

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 18, 2023

Playgrounds are very popular because they help to enhance child development. Playgrounds as a whole help to encourage children to socialize, exercise, increase their coordination, and use imaginative play.

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Topics: Custom Playground, outdoor learning, Child Development

Five Must-Haves for School Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on January 4, 2023

Designing a playground structure can be overwhelming. There are so many types of equipment out there, that you may find yourself wondering what you need on your playground and why.

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Topics: Custom Playground, Play & Fitness, Playground Design & Planning, Recess, Child Development

Do I Need Artificial Turf?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on December 16, 2022

If you're asking if you need artificial turf, the easy answer is yes. However, the question you should be asking is what type of artificial turf do you need?

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Topics: Community Parks, Playground Surfacing, Play & Fitness, Safety, Artificial Turf

Tips for Making A School Playground Inclusive

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on December 2, 2022

Making a school playground inclusive is an all-in intentional effort. It’s more than building a ramp. While providing universal access is a major part, it's only a head start. The structures and equipment within the area need to encourage and challenge every child no matter what his or her abilities.

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Topics: Pediatric Health & Wellness, Inclusivity, Child Development

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