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Playground Safety Is No Accident
Playground Safety Is No Accident: Developing a Public Playground Safety and Maintenance Program was first published by The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) in 1992 through their National Playground Safety Institute (NPSI) and the Park District Risk Management Agency (PDRMA). The 2nd...
Penny Wilson
Penny Wilson is a professional Playworker who works for the Play Association Tower Hamlets – PATH, a non-profit organization based in the East End of London that supports play in an overcrowded, poor, increasingly urban setting. Penny Wilson grew up in the South East of England, where she enjoyed...
Sound Play
In 1982, Bond Anderson developed the musical playscape: a permanent outdoor installation of tuned musical instruments built to stand up to the weather and designed for the durability a playground setting requires. Bond’s master’s degree in flute performance laid the foundation to create and design...
Therapeutic Value of Play
Play can be very therapeutic for children. Play is a way of removing stress and having fun. Play implies freedom, safety, trust, and a sense of well-being. Adding play to children’s lives leads to less depression, less anxiety, less stress, and less aggression. Play is fundamentally important for...
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is an agency that was created in l972 and began operations in 1973. The main purpose of this agency is to protect the public from unnecessary harm or death from consumer products. They have thousands of consumer products that are under their...
National Playground Safety Week
In 1997, the National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) founded the National Playground Safety Week to occur each April, giving the nation a time to yearly assess playground safety and express gratitude to those who are making playgrounds safer. State governors are encouraged to proclaim...
Sof’Solutions
According the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 60-70% of all public playground equipment injuries are falls to the surface. Sof’Fall® was incorporated in 1992 in order to help alleviate this problem. They began to manufacture engineered, crushed, wood fiber, which would cushion the fall and...
Red Swing Project
The Red Swing Project is the result of a University of Texas School of Architecture assignment as an urban intervention within the city of Austin, Texas. In February of 2007, one student began to anonymously hang red swings in public places to infuse a sense of playfulness into the urban...
Jean Piaget
Jean Piaget was a noted theorist in the field of developmental psychology and in the study of human intelligence. He was born in Neuchatel, Switzerland, on August 9, 1896 and died September 16, 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland. Play is an important element in Piaget’s theory. It is a vehicle for the...
Heart Rate
The heart rate is the number of rhythmic contractions, beats per minute (bpm), of the heart. This rate is used as a measure of cardiac activity. The normal heart rate should be strong and regular without any missed beats. Measuring heart rate is an effective way to determine the overall fitness of...