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The Complicated Issue of Surfacing - Mara Kaplan
by: Mara Kaplan
You cannot even begin to design an inclusive playground if you have not dealt with that most basic concept of ensuring that everyone can access your space. The number one barrier to a playground is surfacing. When I was traveling this summer, I saw many instances of non-maintained surfacing that impacted not only the accessibility of the...
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IPEMA Launches New Voice of Play Website and Brand Refresh
by: International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association IPEMA
October was an exciting month for IPEMA! We launched a new website and brand refresh for the Voice of Play, our long-standing education and advocacy initiative to promote the value and benefits of free, outdoor play. The new website includes a cleaner, simplified look with fresh, rich content.
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Inappropriate play on playground equipment
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Let's conclude our discussion on playground safety with a look at the differences between risk and hazard as well as the need for graduated challenge for children on playground equipment.
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Queenie by Cre8Play
by: Butch DeFillippo
We Americans love our “likes,” whether it’s for a funny comment, change in relationship status, or the photo of the dinner you prepared for a loved one. We also love to “check in” at our favorite restaurants, attractions, sporting events, and concerts. Maybe it’s because we like to let our friends and family know what we are doing and all the fun...
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Sudbury Schools, where play and learning go hand in hand
by: Anne-Marie Spencer
Recently, while researching models of play and learning, I came upon an articleUnknown Object on the Psychology Today blog. It stated “the alert, unstressed condition of the playful mind is precisely the condition that has been shown repeatedly, in many psychological experiments, to be ideal for learning and developing skills.”It went on to say...
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