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Tips for Making A School Playground Inclusive

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 2, 2022 10:12:00 AM

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

Sensory Playgrounds are a Must-Have!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Nov 28, 2022 1:15:00 PM

As adults going through a typical day, we often take our senses for granted. But remember back to when you were a child, and you never knew what wondrous sight, smell, or sound was awaiting you. You formed your opinions of foods by how they tasted, or in some cases how they smelled or felt.

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Topics: Inclusivity, Child Development, Sensory Play

Inclusive Playgrounds are Fun for Everyone!

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Oct 28, 2022 11:47:00 AM

Inclusive playgrounds have started popping up all over the nation, and for good reason. Their innovative designs elevate the community space by providing every kid with a safe and inviting place to play.

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Topics: Custom Playground, Inclusivity, Child Development

Tips for Building a Playground for Toddlers

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 19, 2022 10:53:00 AM

Playgrounds are wonderful places where kids can make friends, get some exercise and foster their development while having fun. Anyone who has been tasked with creating a toddler-friendly playground in a recreational park, school, church or other public space is likely to  need a few tips on what they need to consider when planning one. Our experts at May Recreation offer these tips for organizing and planning the perfect playground for toddlers.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity

Tips for Inclusive Playgrounds

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 17, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Playgrounds are intended to serve all children, regardless of their physical or intellectual abilities. Unfortunately, not all playgrounds meet this objective. With proper planning and execution, however, you can create a space that meets the needs of everyone. 

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity

How to Turn Your Existing Playground Inclusive on a Budget

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Sep 24, 2021 12:11:00 PM

Community and commercial playgrounds are designed and built to last for years and years of enjoyment, but all playgrounds must be assessed annually for equipment that needs to be upgraded or replaced.

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Topics: Playground Design & Planning, Inclusivity, Accessibility

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

Playground Needs for Child Care Programs

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Jan 8, 2021 6:42:00 PM

The playground you set up for children at your daycare center should be designed to meet a wide range of needs for growing kids. Of course, you want to create a fun place that will encourage children under your care to play and get exercise (and enjoy plenty of fresh air and sunshine), but it also needs to encourage learning and socialization. That’s what’s best for promoting early childhood development.

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Topics: Pediatric Health & Wellness, Inclusivity, Accessibility

History of National Disabilities Day

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Dec 2, 2020 5:30:00 AM

Making up the world’s largest minority, some 1 billion people worldwide currently live with a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. This number means one in every seven people on earth is impacted by a disability. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was created to raise awareness of the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of disabilities and how they affect the lives of billions of people worldwide.

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Topics: Custom Playground, Inclusivity

Spotlight on Sensory Friendly Events

Posted by May Recreation Content Team on Apr 27, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Perhaps few groups of children have struggled with inclusion as much as people with sensory issues, and of course, parents who care for them. So many community activities provide an amount of stimulation that people with sensory disorders find overwhelming, uncomfortable, or even painful. The good news is that the Houston Metro Area has begun to provide some sensory-friendly opportunities for community and family fun.

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Topics: Inclusivity

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