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Self-competitive play for the differently-abled - Bankshot Sports
by: Reeve Brenner
Dr. Ron J. Turker a pediatric orthopedic surgeon writing in the NY Times, brought attention to The NATIONAL ASSOC FOR RECREATIONAL EQUALITY’S purpose advocating for self competitive play, that is, participation in sports alongside rather than against opponents. No contact, no banging others, “no contest” (title of Alfie Kohn's important book on...
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AquaPlay Giant Rain Fortress
by: Playground Professionals
Lotte World has officially opened the first phase of a three phased Polynesian themed waterpark in Seoul, Korea. This long awaited project boasts a 120,000 square meters waterpark filled with impressive waterslides, wave pools and interactive play structures that take up the equivalent of 17 soccer fields. In the first four months of operations,...
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White Water Attractions
by: Playground Professionals
We would like to invite you to visit WhiteWater Attractions’ booth #312 at the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ 2014 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida and discover the latest and greatest zoo project opening in Summer 2016! Zoo Miami is constructing a dynamic entrance that will offer guests a whole new experience when entering the park.
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Interactive Playground by Free Play Unveiled at New Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium
by: Playground Professionals
Structures give children the freedom to play as they choose at the Al Ain FIFA stadium Al Ain, Abu Dhabi—Free Play, a New Jersey based creative studio launched in fall 2013, is making its debut in a big way—at the newly opened Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in the city of Al Ain in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates. Free Play’s modular, customizable...
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US Play Coalition names new executive director, Stephanie Garst
by: Stephanie Garst
Stephanie Garst has been named the new executive director of US Play Coalition at Clemson University. The US Play Coalition is a nationwide partnership to promote the value of play throughout life. Formed in 2009, the coalition holds conferences, houses resources and advances research in the area of play.
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