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Freedom to Play Instills Lifelong Skills

Play has an invaluable role in encouraging whole-child development. Playgrounds are a microcosm of adult-life where roles are defined and rules are adhered to or broken. But above and beyond learning life lessons—such as trial and error, sharing and competing—it’s on the playground that children learn persistence, leadership, competition, bravery, support and empathy. It’s these
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Playground Surfacing with Poured in Place Rubber

When it comes to recreation surfaces, durability is second only to safety. Poured in place rubber playground surface is a durable, permanent surface option—making it safe, long-lasting and virtually maintenance-free! The rubber playground surface material is highly customizable for depth, color, shape and design. The pour in place method allows for a recreational flooring surface
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More Than Just a Game: The Future of High School Athletic Fields

According to a recent survey by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), over 7.8 million U.S. students currently participate in high school sports, breaking previous records for the 27th consecutive year. As participation and support for every sport from soccer to football, lacrosse, and track and field continues to grow, so do
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Why You Should Consider Anchored Resilient Sports Flooring for Your School

By Ron Fenhaus From sporting events to after-school activities, your school’s gymnasium is designed to serve a multitude of purposes built to withstand the test of time. And for schools that have hardwood floors, there’s more to that flooring system than the boards beneath your feet. Hardwood floor systems are comprised of multiple layers, and
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5 Ways to Ensure Playground Safety

Once the summer winds down and school starts up again, you can be sure that your school’s playground will be in full use. Ensuring that your school’s playground is in sync with safety standards should be a top priority before the start of the school year for obvious reasons. Unfortunately, over 20,000 children each year
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5 Must-Haves for Elementary PE

By Jason Gemberling Parachutes, cones, hula-hoops, more cones, poly spots, mats, the list goes on and on for what an elementary physical education teacher has in his or her equipment closets, but what would an elementary PE teacher call their essentials? I started my teaching career at the elementary level at Wakefield Forest Elementary School
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Building Your Dream Playground One Phase at a Time

By Eric Torrey If you have ever envisioned your dream playground, presented your ideas to a commercial playground design consultant, and then been shocked by the cost – you are not alone. Playgrounds can be expensive. When faced with this reality, many people amend their dreams and “settle” for what they can afford. This does
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