Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!

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Our Candy Park and Playground by Laura Every year I create a gingerbread village and this year I was inspired by the Conlastic playground equipment and decided to recreate some pieces with candy.  The Conlastic PlayPoints are made from gum paste, marzipan, gum balls and edible metallic glitter dust. You will see the Spaghettini for the gingerbread… Read more »

Why do Playgrounds Get Boring?

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There was a park and a small playground behind the house that I grew up in.  It was a typical playground of the 60’s and 70’s:  Swings, see saws, and a free-standing slide.  I loved this playground; I spent endless hours swinging on the swings when the swings weren’t twisted around the top crosser (good… Read more »

Beyond the Water Fountain

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After a number of years in the playground industry and working with countless Landscape Architects I have started to see the world differently. All of a sudden, I relate cities to the interesting playgrounds that are there. Just last weekend in Seattle, I met someone from San Jose. Naturally I mentioned that he should check… Read more »

Learning by Playing: Cause & Effect Has Never Been So Fun!

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I have seen children play on many different playgrounds.  They are always attracted to anything that moves: swings, merry-go-rounds, spinners, see saws and spring riders.  There is something about the action and reaction created that is fascinating and exciting for the child.  Not only is the movement stimulating, but they get a kick from making something happen!  They push and… Read more »