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The Power of Play: 7 Benefits of Sports and Teamwork for Children

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on September 22, 2023

Participation in team sports is not just about the joys of running around outside, scoring goals, smacking baseballs, and making game-saving tackles – it’s a powerful tool for the development of physical, mental, and social skills in children.

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

Scaling New Heights: Exploring the Role of Climbing in Child Development

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on August 17, 2023

Climbing is an instinct that traverses the animal and human kingdoms and for good reasons. While animals may climb for food and basic survival, humans find climbing to be a fun and thrilling experience that helps their mental development. Let’s leap into the benefits of climbing for youngsters.

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Child Development

Unleashing Creativity: The Magic of Sensory Panels on Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on July 5, 2023

As screen time becomes more and more tempting for both children and parents, the importance of engaging in outdoor play remains as imperative to growth and development as it's ever been. In some ways, playgrounds haven't changed; they continue to offer opportunities for exploration and adventure, supporting physical, emotional, and social development in children.

In other ways, though, innovation in recent years has transformed playgrounds, making them more inclusive - and even therapeutic - for all children, but especially those with sensory disabilities. This is critical as we're becoming more aware of the prevalence of sensory processing disorders. One of those innovations is the addition of sensory panels.

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Topics: Inclusivity, Child Development

Unleashing Joy and Creativity: The History of the Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on June 20, 2023

Playgrounds hold a special place in our childhood memories—a realm where imagination takes flight, friendships are forged, and endless laughter fill the air. But have you ever wondered about the origins of these magical spaces?

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Topics: Custom Playground, Playground Design & Planning, Child Development

Intergenerational Play: Building Strong Connections Across Generations

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on June 2, 2023

Today’s children have fewer siblings and better connections to their grandparents. Fostering intergenerational play, then, may be one of the best ways for families to find themselves connecting those links. In many instances, both parents work, and households are single-parent-led.

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Child Development

Helping Children Embrace STEAM Principles With Playground Experiences

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 22, 2023

Many parents and educators are familiar with the term STEM, which is an acronym for “Science,” “Technology,” “Engineering” and “Mathematics.” These concepts are a foundational aspect of learning that helps students succeed across the board. STEM is designed to allow young people to gain real-world knowledge using these principles through hands-on applications and immersive experiences.

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Topics: Outdoor Classroom, Child Development, STEAM

Inclusive and Fun Activities to Celebrate Field Day

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 4, 2023

As the school year winds down, Field Day is one thing teachers and students look forward to. Field Day is a time-honored tradition in almost every school, and it offers a special opportunity for kids at all grade levels to interact, compete in a friendly environment, and show off their athletic abilities.

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged, Child Development

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

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

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