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by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Is lowering the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) to 700 the magic number to reduce severity and frequency of fall related injuries? How many children have to be severely injured or die from a fall on the playground before we can justify some enhanced performance measurement for playground surfaces? Why are some questioning the use if the National...
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playground at Earl M. Lawson Elementary in Leavenworth
by: Tim Mcnamara
Tim McNamara, CPSI, ABCreative Playground Renovation Addresses All Abilities of the Children After 15 years, the aging post and platform playground at Earl M. Lawson Elementary in Leavenworth, KS, had outlived its usefulness. Parts were becoming hard to find and with the school being the home for the district’s Functional Life Skills program,...
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7 Elements of Play: Sliding
by: Jami Murdock
We started our 7 Elements of Play series with swinging; this month, we’re focused on sliding. In general, sliding: Promotes leg-hip flexibility Encourages cooperation and following directions Develops spatial awareness Develops critical thinking skills So, exactly how does sliding do all of this? Sliding Helps Prevent W-Sitting
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Swings
by: Bernie DeKoven
When I write and teach about adult playgrounds, this is not what I mean: This seems more like my friend Christopher Noxon was writing about in his book Rejuvenile. Not that it's a bad thing, building oversized playgrounds so adults can relive their childhood. It's a genuine invitation to play. And it's fun.
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Fall-related injuries
by: Kenneth S Kutska, CPSI
Benefits of Risk vs Too Much Regulation vs Unintended Consequences - What is the magic number? Read Part 2 here.
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