Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend

by Rodney Hogan on August 29, 2014

Playtime would like to wish everyone across the country a great Labor Day weekend!  We hope you have a great holiday weekend spending time with friends and family, go outside and enjoy your local parks and playgrounds!happy-labor-day-American-flag[1]

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Choosing the Right Playground Equipment

by Rodney Hogan on August 20, 2014

Outdoor playtime is a vital part of children’s physical and mental development which is why it’s important to select the right playground equipment for your playground.  The equipment installed on your playground should encourage kids to be physically active and should include accessible options for children with special needs.

Whether you’re looking to replace a piece of playground equipment or looking to outfit your new playground space, it’s important that you take the time to properly research and choose the equipment that works best for your space and purpose. 

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Creative Recess Games to Play (3)

August 13, 2014

One more back to school recess game to try! Sausage  Love to laugh? Round up your friends for this language-inspired game that will keep you giggling for hours.  Object: The player in the middle of the circle needs to refrain from laughing. All players sit around in a circle, except the “it” player who stands [...]


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Back To School (2)

August 6, 2014

Add this game to your list of back to school creative recess games. Captain, May I?  Gather three or more of your friends and exercise your mind and listening skills with this interactive playground game.  Object: To be the first player to cross the line and become Captain. One player is chosen as Captain. The [...]


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Back To School

July 30, 2014

Run and laugh straight into the new school year with this creative recess game you and your friends can enjoy.  Going back to school doesn’t mean putting an end to summer fun. You can get creative in the playground during recess with a slew of games that will get you running, playing, thinking and laughing [...]


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Tips For Raising Resilient Children

July 23, 2014

How can we help children develop the skills they need to bounce back from life’s obstacles?  Let the children play! Play is an important building block for resiliency.  It helps our children to: Build a sense of early autonomy. Develop a sense of control in their world. Stimulate cognitive, emotional and social development. Build social connectedness. Think creatively. [...]


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Playing in Nature Builds Resilience

July 16, 2014

As children play in the natural world they play more creatively and there is better social cohesion, better problem solving, negotiation skills , deeper immersion in the play experience, with calmer, happier and less stressed children.   Yet more valuable reasons to “let the children play”!


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Outdoor Play is NOT A Waste of Time

July 9, 2014

When I play outside :   I take risk…I face challenges…I solve problems…I make choices…I belong…I learn about my world…I discover and explore…I experiment…I imagine…I create…I take responsibility…   I collaborate, communicate and co-operate…I lead…I can be noisy, messy and adventurous…I am independent…I am resilient…My body is strong…I learn about the natural world…I invent   [...]


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Happy 4th of July

July 3, 2014

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776


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The Playground

June 25, 2014

The beauty of childhood is that each day begins and ends on your own personal playground.  That special place where all are welcome, and once you arrive, you never really have to ever leave.  The playground is what defines our restless innocent spirit and childhood.  Do you have a favorite place to play?  A special [...]


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