Play Leads to Peace, Swings, Ropes and the Nature of Play

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Pre-teen girl playing on a natural playground element

For the final issue of 2016, we have asked many professionals and organizations to write about the various aspects of play and the benefits of play in learning, socialization and how it relates to the playgrounds that are the end result of a play obsession. As we know, play encompasses our daily routine and is a vital role in the development of children, as well as a key factor in a balanced and healthy lifestyle for all ages.

An Education in Playgrounds

The team at Play and Playground Magazine is eager to share with its readers a full compilation of issues and articles dating back to the very first issue in 2001. These articles will be available exclusively on playgroundprofessionals.com for the first time since they were published. We realized how rich in content and relevant most of the articles are today. This proved to be a challenging project, as only physical copies of the first 2 years of Today’s Playground existed and software incompatibilities kept many issues out of reach. We invite you to search through this wealth of playground information at playgroundprofessionals.com/magazine as it becomes available.

Spotlight Launch

Playground Professionals' online directories have been a large draw, providing information on the best manufacturers of play equipment and the source to find contractors and CPSI certified technicians. We now have added an important feature to the Directory, called the Playground Professionals Spotlight, a fresh approach to a comprehensive directory that offers an easy search of companies by location and category. As we put the finishing touches on this development, watch playgroundprofessionals.com/spotlight for launch information.

In this Issue

Winter 2016 Play and Playground Magazine is here! Read Jay Beckwith' featured story Play Leads to...

When was the last time you: 1) found a set of swings that invited two people to play cooperatively...

Sand and other natural features enhance a play space, inviting unstructured play that entertains...

Google “inclusive play” or “inclusive playgrounds” and you will find pages of entries – what it is...

Unstructured, outdoor play is a form of exercise that doesn’t take much effort for kids. Play is...

We believe that play is the sign of a healthy community. When children spend time outside, climbing...

Imagine an infant lying on their back on the floor. In your mind’s eye watch as she works to roll...