Open-ended play allows children to express themselves in play freely and creatively, not bound by preset limitations. It promotes imagination and problem solving. In open-ended play there are no expectations and no specific problems to solve. In contrast, close-ended activities, have a determined outcome, a right answer, and a restriction on individual differences.
Touched by Olivia (TBO) was started the way many great organizations begin. A family was touched by a personal life experience that made them want to stand up and make a difference. In November 2006, John and Justine Perkins of Australia tragically lost their baby daughter Olivia, at just 8 months old, to a rare illness. In her short life, Olivia touched many hearts. It is John and Justine’s hope that Olivia will continue to touch many more lives through the work undertaken by their Foundation.
Playgrounds don’t improve themselves—they need love and care to thrive. If you’re lucky enough to have a playground within walking distance of your home, here are seven ways to ensure that it stays safe, well-maintained, and most importantly, played on by young and old alike. In honor of St. Valentine, let’s show your playground some love.
Artificial Gradd, Synthetic Turf, Golf Greens/Putting Green. In a state with serious water issues, our artificial grass is a tool of conservation
October 1, 2018 International Walk to School Month (IWALK) is an annual global event of the Active & Safe Routes to School program, taking place each October.
December 6, 2017 Participant Benefits Learn about materials! Learn how to maintain playground equipment made of metal, plastic, wood and concrete Learn about safety! Understand how...