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How Play Reduces Stress and Creates Healthy Kids

January 27, 2015 |

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How Play Reduces Stress

Children are busier today in terms of schedules, demands, and expectations than they have ever been.  That is because well-meaning parents are determined to provide ample physical and group activities that enhance their children’s development. It sounds like a good thing, until researchers started to point out the symptoms of stress and anxiety that children can develop as a result of being an “over-scheduled child.” Children develop distinct symptoms of anxiety and stress when they are not provided with adequate free play or creative play time on their own terms.

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Why Children Love a Playground Slide

January 15, 2015 |

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APCPLAY Blog - Why Children Love A Playground Slide

Visit any playground at any location around the world, and you are bound to see several commercial slide designs. Another thing you are virtually guaranteed to see is a line of children eager to experience the exhilaration of a fun, fast slide!

Ask any child what their favorite commercial playground component is, and they will typically pick the perennial playground favorite—a fast moving slide. But why do children love the experience so much, and what benefit does it offer kids as a feature in a well-designed indoor or outdoor play structure? And what type of slide is best for your needs?

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Designing an Inclusive Play Environment

January 2, 2015 |

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APCPLAY Blog - Inclusive Play Environments

We understand that playgrounds offer a number of physical and cognitive benefits for children. But not every child approaches the playground with the same set of circumstances and/or abilities. Ensuring that each child can enjoy at least some activity on a commercial play structure is a matter of including accessible playground equipment.

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