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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

Brain Injuries and Inclusive Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Mar 9, 2018 2:14:00 PM

If you ever read our blogs, you know that we are BIG on the importance and impact of playground interaction/play on children’s development.

People with typical kids usually don’t think twice about this. After all, their kids get recess every day at school. They go to the park and play on the playground on the weekends. They get plenty of playground interaction, right?

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Topics: Inclusive Playground

Spotlight on Inclusive Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 22, 2017 2:43:51 PM

“Inclusive” is a buzz word in the news right now. We hear the term “inclusive” in relation to gender, race, education and religion. But what about inclusion on the playground? This is a subject that needs to be in the public eye more.

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Cool New Project Alert: Greenthread Park

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Aug 4, 2017 2:34:21 PM

We have a pretty cool new project coming up that we want to share with you guys because we're just THAT excited about it! We will be working on a highly inclusive playground for Greenthread Park, located in the Cross Creek Ranch community in Fulshear, TX.

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Topics: Inclusive Playground

Why Build an Inclusive Playground?

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on May 25, 2017 10:02:25 AM

May Recreation believes in the benefits of inclusive play – but not everyone sees or understands the true advantages that back our beliefs in an inclusive play system. There are so very many reasons why inclusive play is beneficial, you’d be here all day if we tried to talk about them all! So, for the sake of time, here are the basics. 

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Topics: Inclusive Playground

Musical Instruments and the Inclusive Playground

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 6, 2016 11:56:00 AM

Everybody can play outdoor musical instruments regardless of their skill level or age, which makes them a great addition to any playground being designed with inclusion in mind.  Parents, Educators, Church Elders, and others can participate together with children of all abilities in creation of their own individual musical sounds and rhythms.  

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Topics: Inclusive Playground, Percussion Play, Musical Instruments

What is an "Inclusive Playground?"

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 22, 2016 11:22:44 AM

To describe an inclusive playground, let's look at the key component of the term: 

Inclusive

adjective in·clu·sive \in-ˈklü-siv, -ziv\

The simple definition of inclusive, according to Merriam-Webster:

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Topics: Inclusive Playground