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Inquiry-learning
by: Jay Beckwith
A recent discovery by Jay Beckwith - the majority of what we adults do when designing for play has little to do with what children seek and is for the most part about what adults expect. Jay has created a chart that is useful when designing from the learner’s needs rather than the adult’s expectations.
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Play and Playground Magazine Spring 2015 Construction issue
by: Playground Professionals
We’ve always been about play – we just didn’t have it in our title! Playground Magazine is now Play and Playground Magazine! And the latest issue - Spring 2015 - is now available to be read for free online.
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Expression Swing by GameTime
by: Anne-Marie Spencer
Every once in a while something comes along in the playground industry that not only changes the game, but makes us all proud to be a part of such a wonderful endeavor – the Expression Swing.
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Paul Klee PlayArt
by: Bernie DeKoven
Bernie DeKoven challenges playground designers: That a “good” playground is not just a place where children or adults can exercise safely, but even more, an environment that is conducive to play, to playful, creative, social, physical, intellectual, spellbinding play.
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Developmental Disability Awareness Month
by: Mara Kaplan
In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March to be Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Here are some suggestions for you to help promote awareness this month.
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