Latest Playground Stories

2011-09-16 22:00:00

With kids spending lots of time outdoors, participating in leagues, and toting around heavy backpacks all day, strains, sprains, muscle pulls, and other mishaps are sure to follow. In fact, emergency rooms in the U.S. treat more than 9 million children each year for accidental injuries. Protect your children with these safety tips from Topical BioMedics. Rhinebeck, NY (PRWEB) September 16, 2011 Kids are back in school, with a busy schedule that includes extra-curricular sports, playground...

2011-08-24 13:00:00

CastCoverZ!, leader in cast covers and orthopedic gear, states that although playground accidents are leading cause of injury for school-aged children, playground accidents and trips to the ER can be avoided. Hollister, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Books? Check! Pencils? Check! Crutches? Sling? Injuries are not what come to mind when thinking back-to-school time, but it is a fact that 40% of all injuries occur at the beginning and the end of every school year, according to the national...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Military base community playgrounds are a great way to create a child-friendly environment that allows families to reconnect. Community sites that are tailored to the children's age groups and physical needs encourage healthy play while providing the opportunity to rekindle connections with returning family members. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 When many people imagine playgrounds, they think of those populated by school children during recess, but playgrounds are for more than...

2011-08-02 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In reporting that about 17% of children and adolescents are obese, the Centers for Disease Control notes that the lack of safe, appealing places for kids to play or be active is a major problem in many communities. Determined to reverse this trend, a growing number of parks and playgrounds are installing synthetic turf to help youth be active year-round. "Parks and playgrounds featuring synthetic turf create safe, accessible and resilient playing...

2011-07-20 09:09:00

CANYON LAKE, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Impressive results of a Florida elementary school's three-year effort to combat childhood obesity through increased physical activity were recently published by the National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO). The results* show a startling 96% of the school's first-graders in 2011 to be active at recess - up from 52% in 2008. As the tool of intervention, the study team chose Peaceful Playgrounds, a program...

2011-07-19 09:00:00

Medical Association Takes Award for Leaving the Legacy of a Playground in San Diego ROSEMONT, Ill., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in a special ceremony at the White House, representatives from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) accepted the U.S. Department of the Interior's prestigious National Volunteer Award -- Non-Profit Organization in the 2011 Take Pride in America Awards. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar awarded the AAOS as an "outstanding...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

New app helps people find and rate playgrounds across the country WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children and families need a great place to play within walking distance and finding that playground just became significantly easier. National non-profit KaBOOM! and Parents today announced the availability of Playgrounds!, a free iPhone®/iPod touch®/iPad® app empowering people to find and rate playgrounds across the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.