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Narrow Focus On Physical Activity Could Be Ruining Kids

Narrow Focus On Physical Activity Could Be Ruining Kids' Playtime

William Raillant-Clark, University of Montreal While public health authorities focus on the physical activity benefits of active play, a new study from the University of Montreal reveals that for children, playing has no goal – it is an end...

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2014-09-30 23:24:27

St. Anthony Catholic School (Lakeland, FL) Creates Fitness and Fun with new APCPLAY Playground Equipment (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 St. Anthony Catholic School chose APCPLAY to supply and install its new playground equipment this summer. Schools and non-profit organizations often choose APCPLAY to provide and install athletic equipment and commercial playground structures in order to augment their existing playgrounds, or create new opportunities for outdoor fitness. The children at the...

2014-09-29 23:12:23

Decatur Ridge HOA Upgrades Outdoor Fun with American Parks Company™ McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Coast to coast home owner associations are making new investments in quality outdoor fitness and recreational opportunities for their communities. The park is the heart of the community and creating a park for families to enjoy is an investment in health and happiness for residents. The Decatur Ridge HOA in Indianapolis, Indiana purchased a number of commercial playground...

2014-09-24 08:25:25

Toys"R"Us selects LeapTV(TM), LeapFrog's first educational, active video game system designed specifically for young children, among the most sought-after toys this year EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that LeapTV(TM), its brand new educational, active video game system, was identified as one of the most sought-after holiday toys this year on the prestigious Toys"R"Us'(®)...

2014-09-22 08:33:07

New educational, active video gaming system, LeapTV, gets one of the highest ratings from Walmart's kid experts EMERYVILLE, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:LF), the leader in educational entertainment, today announced that LeapTV(TM), the educational, active video game system, was named one of the hottest holiday toys on Walmart's 2014 Chosen by Kids Top 20 Toys List. The prestigious hot holiday toy list coincides with Walmart's launch of their 2014...

2014-09-19 23:07:37

Center Christian Academy Invests in Outdoor Fun with Commercial Playground Equipment from APCPLAY© (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 APCPLAY© was chosen by Center Christian Academy in Center, Texas to provide a number of new commercial playground elements to augment their outdoor physical education for students. Center Christian Academy is a private school that enjoys a reputation of providing quality, Christian education and curriculum with a Biblical world view. The focus is to...

2014-09-18 23:12:43

Thunder Mountain Elementary Creates a Monkey Maze with American Parks Company™ McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The school days at Thunder are about to get infinitely more fun with the addition of a new commercial playground structure from American Parks Company. Located in School District 51 of Mesa County Valley Colorado, Thunder Mountain Elementary offers a vibrant community of students and educators. Their website offers a number of links for parents to continue to...

2014-08-29 23:09:52

The Rivermont School in Hampton, Virginia, selected APCPLAY to provide assistance with planning and specifying affordable, durable and engaging playground equipment for their students. Hampton, Virginia (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 As research continues to prove that play time is essential to the social, cognitive and physical development of children, more schools are investing in upgrading or augmenting their commercial playground equipment for outdoor learning. The Rivermont School in...

2014-08-29 23:09:50

Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale, North Carolina, chose American Parks Company to help them design and build a playground that children would enjoy. McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 To give children an engaging playground to explore is to give the gift of good health and wellness, social and cognitive learning. Parks and playgrounds help to build a positive community environment for fun, fitness, and friendship. Spencer Baptist Church in Spindale, North Carolina, chose...

2014-08-22 23:08:27

Creating a Playground to Fit at First Baptist Church, Pittsburg, Texas with APCPLAY© (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 What happens when you can’t find the exact playground your community needs? You ask for a little help and some modification to get the right fit! That was the case with a recent project for First Baptist Church in Pittsburg, Texas. The Church planned to create a new commercial playground structure to encourage healthy, outdoor play for children aged 2-5 years but set their...

2014-08-21 23:01:37

Recreation is the Heart of the Community at Simpson Mill Plantation; Chooses American Parks Company™ for New Playground Equipment Fayetteville, Georgia (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 Living in a quality residential community means enjoying the amenities and the atmosphere that comes along with it. A quality Home Owners Association like the one in Fayetteville makes sure that such amenities are available. Simpson Mill Plantation, a premiere lifestyle community in Fayetteville, Georgia and...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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