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The Kids’ Playground Happiness Meter

The Kids’ Playground Happiness Meter | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Engaging actively in playgrounds is a proven way to keep kids happy and successful. Find out how your kids’ favorite equipment is rated.
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Nuture Kids with Special Needs through Play

Nuture Kids with Special Needs through Play | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
How can parents nurture kids with special needs? Play is an effective way to nurture their hearts while teaching valuable life skills.
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Soothing Toys for Kids with Autism

Soothing Toys for Kids with Autism | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Toys made specifically for your special needs child help your child cope better in a world they deem as chaotic and confusing.
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Outdoor Play Impacts Sustainable Child Development

Outdoor Play Impacts Sustainable Child Development | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Parents, do you still remember the days when you played outside? The great outdoors taps your child's sustainable cognitive, emotional, and social development.
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No One Should Ever Let Their Kids Go To These 10 Playgrounds. Because, OMG.

No One Should Ever Let Their Kids Go To These 10 Playgrounds. Because, OMG. | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
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Social Activities & Play Ideas for Shy Kids

Social Activities & Play Ideas for Shy Kids | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
If your child is shy - start trying to combat it now. Shyness plagues adults too, so coming to terms with it during childhood will stand them in good stead.
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Should Parents Allow Their Kids To Play Football?

Should Parents Allow Their Kids To Play Football? | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Football, a sport loved by Americans may cause serious injuries to a child and even death. Is there any way to have a safe football playground for your child?
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Best Surfacing Options that Keep Your Playground Safe

Best Surfacing Options that Keep Your Playground Safe | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
The best playground surfacing options in this list will have your child’s back during play, without ruining the satisfaction and delight play brings.
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World’s Coolest Playgrounds Give Kids a Taste of the Surreal

World’s Coolest Playgrounds Give Kids a Taste of the Surreal | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Kids like to make believe, but public playgrounds rarely cater to that desire.
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Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids

Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid socie...
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Why Safer Playgrounds Might Not Be Better For Kids

Why Safer Playgrounds Might Not Be Better For Kids | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
A Washington University in St. Louis study determined that urban public school children get more exercise when spending recess outside, rather than in a school gym or classroom indoors, but benefits to outdoor playground activity doesn't end there.
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The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old

The Playground Skill I Want to Learn From My 4-Year-Old | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
In the space of an hour, my daughter was able to do effortlessly what I never -- as a child, or as an adult -- have been able to pull off: painlessly making friends....
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How It's Made - Playground Equipment

Discovery and Science Channel's How It's Made Playground Equipment episode. All copyrights go to their respective owners.
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Expecting Baby with Special Needs

Expecting Baby with Special Needs | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
When parents learn they are expecting a baby with special needs, what do they do? Philip Masterson explains how he and his wife adjusted to the news.
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What Parents Need to Know About Age-Appropriate Play

What Parents Need to Know About Age-Appropriate Play | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
As your child gets older, his needs and learning curve change. As such, playtime must be at par with the changes your child goes through.
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7 Exciting Nature Play Ideas for Kids

7 Exciting Nature Play Ideas for Kids | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
 As new generation digital trends continuously dominate your children’s daily activities, the extinction of outdoor play becomes increasingly prominent.
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No One Should Bring Their Kids to These Playgrounds

No One Should Bring Their Kids to These Playgrounds | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
The last things you'd EVER expect to find in a kiddie park!
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Let's End Fat-Shaming among Kids, Shall We?

Let's End Fat-Shaming among Kids, Shall We? | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Fat-shaming is profitable stream in as far as media is concerned. Then again, it has been proven to degrade kids who struggle to be fit.
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9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development

9 Effects of Modern Gadgets on Children Development | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Technology continues to expand, even to children early on their infancy. Parents, did you know that gadgets impede the overall development of your kids?
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How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn't An App For Everything

How The Playground Taught Us That There Isn't An App For Everything | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
As the technological landscape is constantly evolving, kids are also transitioning into different play options that are available to them; most of them leading inactive lifestyles. The 2014 U.S. Physical Activity Council reports that 80.2 million Americans aged six years above are physically inactive. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition facts further reports …
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The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World

The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Unless you had crazy parents who locked you up inside all day, all of us have enjoyed the freedom and wonder that make playgrounds magical. But it goes without saying that some playgrounds are far more spectacular and imaginative than others. Here are a few of the coolest playgrounds you’re ever likely to enjoy.Clemyjontri Park, Virginia Finding a playground designed for handicapped children is hard. It’s even harder if you’re hoping to find one that their abled-bodied friends can use a...
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The 10 (Life)Long Lasting Effects of Bullying

The 10 (Life)Long Lasting Effects of Bullying | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Learn more about the 10 long term and lasting effects of bullying and be informed of what you can do to minimize its risks of affecting a child's future.
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The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
I am constantly amazed to meet these nine worst playground offenders -- the parents who would rather do anything but play with their kids....
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Davis Park gets new playground

Davis Park gets new playground | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
Hours before authorities unlocked and swung open the wrought-iron gates to the newly-renovated Davis Park on June 22, a group of about a dozen young men were sweating and heaving on the park's basketball court.
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Family Fun Ideas Right At Your Own First Home Backyard

Family Fun Ideas Right At Your Own First Home Backyard | Playgrounds - Where Kids Can Grow and Flourish | Scoop.it
From homemade playgrounds to fun games, your first home with kids can be a parent's dream. Bookmark these tips if you're thinking about kids someday.
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