As PTOs and PTAs are being asked to fund more needs of today’s schools, they are becoming key decision makers in the purchasing of everything from technology to supplies. When it comes to deciding on new or add-on playground equipment for a school, here are the top 5 things to consider to help simplify the process for your organization.
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Students at a local Loudoun County Elementary School created the video below to teach others how to use their new buddy benches.
We think they did an amazing job!
With today’s infatuation with technology, we are always searching for new ways to encourage kids to get outside and play. Themed playgrounds are a great idea because they have all the physical benefits of a traditional playground, but they also encourage children to use their minds and develop their own games.
If you are considering purchasing site amenities for your recreation or outdoor space, there are many opportunities to customize your products. Choosing a unique color scheme, creating a customized plaque, and designing a bench with a school name included in the backrest are a few ways that you can personalize your amenities to fit your style.
The National Recreation and Park Association is celebrating 30 years of Park and Recreation Month, which promotes the importance of parks and outdoor activities. Parks are essential to communities as they provide a place for adults and children to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Washington, DC is known as the metropolitan area with the most parks. This has contributed to the claim that the District is one of the fittest cities in the country.
Observed every year on April 22nd Earth Day is a time to demonstrate support for environmental protection. My youngest son was born on Earth day, so not only do we get to celebrate his day of birth but we also use it as a learning opportunity to teach the children small ways that they can help make a difference.
April 20th – 24th is National Playground Safety Week. This is a great time to discuss playground safety with your child. Whether your children are at school or with another adult, there will be times when you are not there to supervise their playground activity.
(Photo credit: Rachel Larue/Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Public Affairs)
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, the U.S. Army recognizes the commitment, contributions and sacrifices that army children and youth make for our nation. In honor of this, our Project Spotlight is Cody CDC at Fort Myer located in Arlington, VA.
Since March is Developmental Disability Awareness month, it is great opportunity for us to take a few moments to highlight some of our favorite products that are making big strides towards including children of all abilities on the playground.
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