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14 Mar, 2017

What Play Equipment is Appropriate for Your Child?

Active play is a critical for your child’s physical and social development. Exercising, performing physically challenging tasks, and cooperating with friends during play helps them to develop a variety of important skills. However, it’s not always obvious which kinds of play equipment, outdoor swings, slides and activities are appropriate for your kids. They’ll always want to do what bigger kids...

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06 Mar, 2017

Playground Equipment Your Child Shouldn’t Use

Taking the time to play outside is more important than ever as children get less and less exercise on average than previous generations. However, while going to the local playground with your kids for some outdoor play time may seem entirely harmless, safety standards have not always been what they are today. Before you let your kids run free, check...

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02 Mar, 2017

How Outdoor Play can Help Your Child do Better in School

Schools all over the country have been reducing students’ recess time steadily over the last decade, in some cases completely eliminating it, and it’s seriously impacting academic performance. Fortunately, parents don’t just have to accept this new, detrimental situation for their children. While proper regular breaks throughout the day are obviously ideal, scheduling active after-school play can go a long...

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27 Feb, 2017

Outdoor play- open doors for health

Outdoor play- open doors for health We live in an age where technology allows for constant contact, near-infinite connection, and instant gratification. With the push of a button, or a few strokes on a keyboard, virtually anything is possible for our minds. Such does appear to come at a cost, however. While our minds are active and engaged, such leads...

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24 Feb, 2017

Outdoor Safety Lessons to Teach Your Child

Outdoor play is an important part of a child’s physical and social development. Unfortunately, getting active outside also comes with a number of inherent safety risks. Even parents who properly supervise their kids won’t be able to keep their eye on them at every moment. To keep your young child safe at the swings, playground or the park, it’s vital...

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