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2014-03-22 08:22:35

City leaders bring natural playscape and learning environment to Gulfton area; Project marks third Houston-area garden developed with support of ScottsMiracle-Gro HOUSTON, March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Gulfton community in southwest Houston will be home to a new community greenscape as part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company's and The U.S. Conference of Mayors' nationwide GRO1000 gardens and green spaces program. The Gulfton neighborhood, where many residents lack access to...

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...

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...

2008-08-03 09:00:11

By Brent D. Wistrom, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Brooke Owens' four children were somewhere in the jungle of slides, swings and sand shovels at Sedgwick County Park Saturday morning. Occasionally, one of them would pop up -- and disappear again. Cody, 7, spun in childish bliss on a spiraling pole. Cale, 5, ran up the slide. Then slid down it. Ran up it. Slid down it. And Brooke stood in the shade with a smile. She and her kids -- all from Fort Worth -- were among the first...

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Brent D. Wistrom, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Aug. 3--Accessible playground opens at Sedgwick County Park Brooke Owens' four children were somewhere in the jungle of slides, swings and sand shovels at Sedgwick County Park Saturday morning. Occasionally, one of them would pop up -- and disappear again. Cody, 7, spun in childish bliss on a spiraling pole. Cale, 5, ran up the slide. Then slid down it. Ran up it. Slid down it. And Brooke stood in the shade with a smile. She and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.