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2013-04-22 08:27:36

IPEMA and Voice of Play will award Ball Prize Pack to promote increased free play for kids HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As evidence continues to increase touting the many benefits of free play on playgrounds, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), the playground industry's leading playground safety certification organization, today recognized National Playground Safety Week - April 22-26, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-04-08 23:01:07

Inclusive design and city development process recognized for park development innovation. City receives prestigious Park Development Innovations award. LUBBOK, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 March 7, 2013 - The City of Round Rock was recently awarded the Park Development Innovations award for the city´s Play for all Abilities Park. The award was bestowed in recognition of the city´s development process that was completed by the department staff. This process included long range...

2012-10-19 04:03:22

Designed to help meet the American Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines for playground safety and accessibility, the JennSwing can be used by children of all ages and abilities. This full body swing features a patented, lightweight plastic design that offers special needs kids with movement limiting disabilities the chance to experience the exhilaration of swinging, while remaining safe and secure in equipment certified to meet the ADA's public recreation guidelines. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) October...

Natural Playgrounds Inspire More Play And More Beneficial To Children
2012-10-12 08:45:15

Children who play on playgrounds that incorporate natural elements like logs and flowers tend to be more active than those who play on traditional playgrounds with metal and brightly colored equipment, according to a recent UT study. They also appear to use their imagination more, according to the report. The study, which examined changes in physical activity levels and patterns in young children exposed to both traditional and natural playgrounds, is among the first of its kind in the...

2012-09-02 23:02:17

Child accident lawyer warns parents about the increased risk during back to school season Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 The back-to-school season adds a lot of stress on parents, particularly those faced with the tasks of shopping for school supplies and clothes. According to SafeKidsUSA — a national organization focused on preventing accidental injuries to children — 40 percent of all pediatric injuries take place at the beginning and end of the school year....

2012-08-16 02:20:35

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today is proud to announce a partnership with the Community School for Creative Education and KaBOOM! to build a playground in Oakland, CA, reaffirming its commitment to the West Coast community. JetBlue and long-standing partner KaBOOM! have worked together over the last seven years to build playgrounds for children across the airline's network. The playground location was determined in February by JetBlue's...

2012-07-25 10:23:41

Orthopaedic surgeons provide safety tips ROSEMONT, Ill., July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of children are treated for injuries related to playground equipment each year. The numbers are alarming and parents should pay attention. Statistics from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show the following results for kids 3-16 years in the U.S in 2011: Approximately 104,157 were treated for injuries from swing sets More than 8,800 from seesaws or teeterboards...

2012-07-19 06:21:57

PITTSBURGH, July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America, has announced the company will donate its Pinnacle Rubber Mulch and SMARTE playground surface system to KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving play for America's children. The donation, which includes 8,200 square feet of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch for landscaping and 4,400 square feet of SMARTE playground safety surfacing, will be used to...

2012-07-18 02:23:00

WEST ORANGE, N.J., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, children and adults are spending more time outdoors - and with that comes the risk for more accidents, injuries and heat-related complications. "Swimming, biking, and other summer sports are all great activities that offer exercise and other health benefits," said Dr. Karen Kepler of Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (www.kessler-rehab.com). "But studies show that the potential for sprains, strains and broken...

2012-07-10 06:27:00

BETHESDA, Md., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer is a time to play and July 23rd is when The Children's Inn at NIH will get a fabulous new playground thanks to the generosity of MedImmune and KaBOOM! An 8:30 a.m. kickoff ceremony will energize about 150 volunteers from MedImmune, The Children's Inn and organizers from KaBOOM!, who will build the new playground in less than six hours. The playground will be fully accessible to all children and families and will include a spiral...