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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Healthy Play Fitness Hacks After The Hefty Christmas Dinner

The holiday season brings no excuse to eating sweets and pastries. It is a very favorable time for kids to load up on sugar and carbs. But that doesn’t mean you’ll give them free pass to eat their way to obesity, right? That’s where we come in. We are no weight loss magicians but we can help your kids acquire the stamina of an athlete and grow physically fit the playground way.

Photo from via Lorna Benitez, Pinterest
You don’t have to restrict them from indulging but you can help them by providing better options to keep their sugar levels at bay and their health in perfect condition.

As we all know, Christmas day is just around the corner. Just a few more days left until the big holiday feast. Have you planned out the menu for the family dinner already? If we’re not mistaken, you’re pretty much looking into preparing scrumptious meals like these: heavenly bowl of pumpkin soup, sauteed vegetables with butter and cheese, garlic mashed potatoes with sour cream, oven roasted chicken with lemon and herbs, baby back ribs smothered in sweet n’ spicy barbeque sauce, freshly baked dinner rolls and a good bottle of wine. And if you’re the super mom, you’ll also have a decadent chocolate cake for the kids.

Friday, December 19, 2014

10 Safety & Installation Tips for Accessible Playground

So you’ve already raised the funds that would make your accessible playground installation a larger than life reality. Before you proceed with the final leg of your children’s access to full-time play time, you might want to look into some safety and installation tips to make this project easier, faster and more enjoyable.

Accessible play paves the way to a sustainable tomorrow. 
Accessibility is not only dedicated to kids who are using wheelchairs.
Whenever the word accessibility is brought up, parents, teachers and other organizations usually look at how a kid on a wheelchair would be able to move around their play area. However, there is a very little number of children with special needs that are on wheelchairs.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

4 Reasons Why School Playgrounds Teaches Human Rights

Adults often wonder why kids these days prefer to stay in the comfort of their homes. For obvious reasons, these children are immersed in gadgets and/or other electronics that they entirely forget the fun of outdoor school playgrounds.

Don’t be the culprit of real fun. Move before it’s gone! Photo from Hubpages via Pinterest
 But did it occur to these adults that it’s actually the parents who would rather have their kids in their respective homes to avoid accident or crime because obviously, these parents want to protect their kids. Besides, it’s every kid’s right to be protected. Protection includes the right to a safe place for children to play and a constructive child rearing environment.

Looking at it more closely, parents might be causing more harm than good. Richard Louv, one of my favorite authors who strongly encourage reconnecting children and nature, opened my eyes to this idea.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

How Parents Can Make School Playgrounds Violence-Free

Without a doubt, school serves as the extension of our homes in many imperative forms. School plays a vital character in shaping the way our kids blink and think. It is the secondary community from where our kids draw knowledge – theoretically and realistically. With the span of time kids spend at this setting, it is essential for parents to ensure that their kids’ second home is safe and free from any violence scheme.

Photo courtesy of Stefani Woods via Flickr, Creative Commons
In a way, school also plays a part as another important component for kids’ playing scene. In fact, the trend of putting playground as part of the future schools’ build plans is startlingly accelerating. Play and playground have been part of the school environment and kids from all ages are actively involved on it.