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PlaygroundEquipment Blog
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

20 Efficient Tips to Start a Residential and Community Playground

One of the biggest projects a community organization can have is building and designing a playground. The big question is WHY?

The existence of playground equipments is highly anticipated by most, if not all, kids. Every child has a distinct exciting memory of how it was to play in the nearest neighborhood, school, or even church playground. They looked forward to meeting new friends and playing group games that they don’t get at home.

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Outdoor play help children develop physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.



There Is More To Playgrounds Than Play

“Play fosters belonging and encourages cooperation.” Stuart Brown, M.D. Contemporary American Psychiatrist

Well maintained and efficiently designed playgrounds does not only promote free play but also follows the development of social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. As children’s schedules grow with schoolwork and other related activities, playgrounds, specifically the free play it provides, become important.Outside play is a vital part of growing up. It provides opportunities for children to develop physical strength, balance, coordination, creativity, thinking and self care skills.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

How Children Get Fit at the Playgrounds

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Horizontal fitness bars raise the bar for healthier kids.
Obesity is a national social beast that impedes about 15% of American kids within the age range of 6 to 19. In fact, this figure skyrocketed by more than four times since the late 1960s. Due to the heavy influence of the technology-savvy, fast food-infested, and thickly-pampered world, the lack of physical activities have brought obesity, a clinical condition, to an everyday hurdle turned epidemic.

Today, physical fitness is viewed as the solution and salvation to a nation breeding a generation having difficulty to move forward, literally and figuratively. The success of each country lies within the ability of its people to produce and reproduce too. While there may be an overwhelming number of studies promoting physical activity for kids, this pressing issue is rooted to the basics of life --rekindling the good old playground fitness time from the good old days. Funny how we all seem to overlook the time we spent during our childhood days crossing parallel bars as we burn calories, win friends, and get a good laughs. In spite of being drenched in sweat, we gain precious playground workout as we become attached to the routine without forcing it in our daily tasks. Playground workout covers energetic activities such as jogging, running, climbing, hopping, and jumping done within the perimeter of play spaces.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Rebuilding a Playground After Superstorm Sandy with Fundraising

Today, on our Facebook page, we featured a story about the New York School for the Deaf raising money for a new playground. Their current playground was heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The school is looking to raise funds to provide their students with a new playground, complete with a poured rubber surface to accommodate children with walkers and wheelchairs.

Many playgrounds are funded by grants through different organizations, including the government. But more and more schools, churches, and day care centers are relying on donations to fund their playground projects. Whether through fundraisers in the community, donations from individuals in the community, or fundraising websites, this option has been successful for many groups, schools, and organizations. PTA and PTO organizations lead the way in the fundraising effort for schools, but anyone can get involved.

If you are looking to help out an organization obtain new playground equipment simply contact local schools or do a quick web search and you are sure to find many to help!

You can read the full article here.