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2014-06-19 23:17:30

Taking Slides in Stride at Milford Estates New Milford, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Milford Estates is 'a place to call home' and their management team (Affiliated Management Inc.) ensure that the community experience is created in every residential community they build. When it came time to augment their current outdoor recreation amenities, Milford Estates chose APCPLAY© for a quality commercial play structure. The Augusta play structure provided all the key elements...

2014-06-17 23:16:03

Thomas C. Brunson Elementary School, Arkansas, Elects APCPLAY for New Commercial Playground Equipment Upgrade Warren, Arkansas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Childhood educators know that some of the most essential learning happens on the school playground. Children learn to challenge themselves physically, and develop fitness habits and an awareness of the importance daily exercise. But that is only part of the benefit and value that is imparted from an intuitively designed playground....

2014-04-21 08:27:29

Surfacing Resource Guide Helps Consumers Choose ADA-Compliant, IPEMA-Certified Surfacing Materials HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA), the playground industry's leading playground safety certification organization, today recognized National Playground Safety Week (April 21-25) by highlighting its popular guide to choosing accessible safety-certified surfacing materials for playgrounds....

Kids Benefit More Playing With Boxes Than With Expensive Toys
2014-03-03 15:12:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Cheap parents rejoice! Australian researchers have found that giving buckets, boxes and other makeshift toys to children help them be more creative and active than being in a normal playground setting. Based on long-term research by scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, the new study found that simple, common objects given to children during recess and lunchtime can minimize sedentary time by 50 percent, improve...

2014-02-13 23:28:17

Outdoor Rubber Tiles Help Keep Children Safer Milltown, WI (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Greatmats, an online dealer of specialty flooring, has introduced the Kid’s Kushion rubber playground surface tile. These tiles, available in three different thicknesses, provide various “fall-height” protections. Fall height is determined by measuring the distance from the highest playground platform the children will be playing on to the ground. Kids Kushion tiles add a layer of safety for fall...

2014-01-09 23:04:43

More than 70% of injuries to children 14 years old and younger occur on the playground. Milltown, WI (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 According to the CDC, there are roughly 200,000 injuries to children 14 years of age and younger that are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year. Of those, roughly 75% occurred on the playground. Fortunately, things have come a long way since the days when monkey bars and slides were built on a concrete slab or former parking lot. Injuries and lawsuits...

2014-01-07 23:26:25

Totally Swing Sets, an online retailer of swing sets and children's playgrounds, is now carrying products from Backyard Odyssey, a leader in kid's playscapes. West Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Totally Swing Sets, an online leader in swing sets and playgrounds for sale, is now offering wooden swing sets and playgrounds from Backyard Odyssey. There are ten swing set models currently available for sale. Backyard Odyssey is a playset and swing set company that produces...

2013-11-27 23:21:11

Curious Hat today announced that it has launched Curious Playground, the latest interactive, educational app of the portfolio which has earned acclaim from parents, educators and designers around the world. Built for kids ages 3-7, Curious Playground not only allows them to learn from a host of fun activities but to also create content they can play with and share with parents and teachers for future play. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 “We’ve taken the most engaging...

2013-10-31 23:33:16

In Toronto, Milaa program for children features a development-driven obstacle course specifically designed to enrich a child's cognitive and fine motor development. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 On a breezy Saturday morning, the clouds are scattering in the clear sky from sun’s radiant light, and the birds are chirping away high up in the trees in an affluent neighborhood in central Toronto. As one stroll down the street, gentle chattering and laughter of children and adults begin to...

2013-09-16 23:20:58

More daycares, schools and service organizations are turning to synthetic turf playgrounds for the safety and development of the kids they serve. Dalton, Geogia (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 According to Synthetic Turf International (STI), a growing number of daycare facilities and schools nationwide are investing in synthetic turf surfaces for their playgrounds in order to create more opportunities to play outside while promoting the safety and development of the kids they serve. “Recent...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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