Kids can have fun anywhere, but even their lively imaginations can sometimes use a boost. Here are 20 great ideas for backyard play spaces you can buy or build.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and National Park Trust (NPT) have joined forces to promote this year's National Kids to Parks Day scheduled for Saturday, May 18th. The NFLPA will join 17...
Delving into what may be the most intransigent subject in the play industry, I decided to investigate public opinion on what truly makes a great playground. Rather than rely solely on industry or education based opinions, I also took the question to the public. The results were somewhat surprising, although what wasn’t surprising was that the answers varied greatly. There was, however, a very clear common theme: A great playground is all about what you can DO there.
Let’s be frank. Today’s kids face two situations that are unprecedented in human history. First, for the most part their movement and activities are highly constrained. We know that the distance they can travel unsupervised away from their homes has been reduced from miles to feet. We also know that the amount of time they spend in self-directed play has diminished from hours to minutes.