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Groundbreaking Play: Classic Playground Games from the Past

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Feb 21, 2018 5:44:36 PM

Playgrounds as we know them are a relatively recent phenomenon. Few existed before the 20th century. Many sources claim that the first planned playground in the United States appeared in Boston in 1886, a year after a recreational "sand garden" was created in Germany. The rise of playgrounds coincided with the expansion of industrialization and the middle class, as well as the expansion of urban areas.

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Childhood Unplugged

Why Do Children Climb?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 30, 2018 11:58:12 AM

Kids have a natural instinct to climb and explore, which I’m sure is not a surprise to anyone who is a parent. Children climb everything — furniture, countertops, trees, playground equipment — EVERYTHING. The question is why?

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Topics: Childhood Unplugged, Pediatric Health & Wellness

Childhood Unplugged

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 30, 2017 12:38:00 PM

We talk a lot about the importance of playing on the playground for children. Playing on the playground plays a vital role in the development of a child, it provides them with a healthy dose of vitamin C, it’s a great form of exercise, it helps them learn social skills and it’s just plain FUN. 

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Topics: Play & Fitness, Childhood Unplugged

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