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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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Rubber mats under swings
by: Jay Beckwith
Jay Beckwith, playground safety expert, suggests rubber safety surfaces increase injuries on the playground. Do you agree? Join the discussion.
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Snow tunnel at Fire and Ice Event
by: Rusty Keeler
Rusty Keeler reports - Well, we’ve done it again. Another successful and fun Fire and Ice Festival at the Anarchy Zone and Ithaca Children’s Garden. That’s right: we need play in winter just as much as summer (maybe more - winters in upstate NY are long and cold!)
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Darumaotoshi(w:ja:だるま) Photographed on 7 January 2006. Source: Photographed by Bpw
by: Bernie DeKoven
The discovery that we can get ourselves to play (or playfulness, or find some way to have something like fun with it all) – almost whenever we want, almost with whatever we feel like playing – is profound and empowering.
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Certified Playground Safety Inspector
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Over the past few weeks a series of comments and questions related to the CPSI examination process have surfaced on one of the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) social/professional networks appropriately named, NRPA Connect. As I reviewed the questions and comments, the primary concern or issue is the requirement to re-certify by...
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