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Five New Grants and Playground Funding Opportunities

February 27, 2015 |

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New Grants and Playground Funding Opportunities

If your organization has selected a new park or playground as a capital project for 2015, there are a number of methods that you can use to source part or all of the funding required for the purchase and installation of your playground. Purchasing quality equipment that is durable, and which offers years of worry free maintenance and use is key to augmenting the recreational facilities for your community. While commercial grade equipment can be expensive, it is a wise investment for long term use.

At APCPLAY we enjoy helping schools, churches, and residential communities to purchase and install high quality playgrounds. As part of our commitment to customer service, we have listed the following grants and funding opportunities to assist our clients in finding external financial assistance.

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Why We Design Playgrounds for Specific Age Groups

February 20, 2015 |

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Why We Design Playgrounds for Specific Age Groups

We frequently get asked about our age recommendations on certain commercial playground equipment. How do we decide which play structures are suitable for toddlers, for children aged 2-5 years, or best suited for older children, aged 5-12 years? Some structures are designed for inclusive play for both of the latter age groups (2-12 years) depending on the components, activities, fall height, and a number of other key factors.

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Keeping Kids on the Move: Family Fitness and Health Tips

February 13, 2015 |

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Keeping Kids on the Move

Does making time for more physical activity and better nutritional choices on a busy schedule seem daunting? You aren’t alone, in fact most families struggle with making time for healthy choices. But the small choices we make every day for ourselves and our family have a large impact on our overall health, wellness, and happiness.

So what can busy moms and dads do to incorporate healthy resolutions throughout the year? You can design a schedule that makes eating healthy and staying active a priority for you and your kids, while reducing some of the less healthy habits—like excessive ‘screen time’ and poor nutrition. A healthy life starts with a plan, and we’ll show you how your children can help as accountability partners to make it stick!

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Playground Fun and Healthy Development for Toddlers

February 6, 2015 |

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Playground Fun and Healthy Development for Toddlers

Infants and toddlers experience the swiftest amount of growth and development that they ever will at their early ages. It is during this period that they begin to form an understanding about the world around them, and they learn the most through play. At all ages and stages of development, physical activity offers a number of cognitive, behavioral, and physical fitness benefits for children. And when it is fun? That is even better!

Parents and caregivers that seek out age appropriate playgrounds for toddlers can enhance their child’s learning outcomes with healthy play. There are five key activities with developmental benefits for toddlers under the age of two years.

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