• Childhood Obesity Puts Kids At Increased Risk For Adult Heart Disease

    Childhood Obesity Puts Kids At Increased Risk For Adult Heart Disease

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    Childhood Obesity Puts Kids at Increased Risk For Developing Adult Heart Disease When was the last time you got your child's heart checked out? February is American Heart Month, and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) wants you to know that heart disease isn't just a concern for adults 65 and up.  "Heart disease doesn’t happen just to older adults," the CDC writes on...
  • ANOTHER Amazingly Successful Year! 2019: A Year In Review

    ANOTHER Amazingly Successful Year! 2019: A Year In Review

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    Well, here we are again, folks! Another year in the books. 2019 is nearly over and 2020 is just around the corner. When did that happen?!? Last year, right around this time, we posted our "Year-in-Review 2018" here on the blog, highlighting a ton of awesome stuff we'd done over the past year. It revealed a ton about who we were as a company, where...
  • The Teacher Shortage Is Real. Little Is Being Done About It.

    The Teacher Shortage Is Real. Little Is Being Done About It.

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    The teacher shortage is real and little is being done about it. Fit and Fun Playscapes speaks to Ms. Heather Taylor, a band teacher at Lakeshore Elementary, about how the teacher shortage is affecting the classroom and how tough teachers really have it.
  • Effective Sensory Path Design: A Conversation with Timothy D. Davis, Ph.D.

    Effective Sensory Path Design: A Conversation with Timothy D. Davis, Ph.D.

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    What makes a sensory path, well ... a sensory path? What elements are required to make an effective sensory pathway that benefits its users in the correct ways? Fit and Fun Playscapes sits down with an expert, Dr. Tim Davis of SUNY Cortland, to discuss!
  • March Into March With March Ants!

    March Into March With March Ants!

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    What are March Ants and why are they useful in sensory walks? Fit and Fun Playscapes gives a few examples of why March Ants are quickly becoming a favorite addition to sensory pathways!
  • Hopscotch: A Heart-Healthy Hit

    Hopscotch: A Heart-Healthy Hit

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    February is Heart Month. Hopscotch, besides being a playground staple, is an excellent game for improving cardiovascular health!
  • Sensory Paths! What the heck are those?

    Sensory Paths! What the heck are those?

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    Sensory paths! What the heck are those? A sensory path at Viola Elementary School A sensory path is a colorful, creative and playful way for kids to build sensory pathways, connections in the brain that are responsible for sight, touch, sound, etc., which enable kids to complete complex, multi-stage tasks. A sensory path is a great way for kids to develop motor skills like...
  • How To Have An Effective Indoor Recess

    How To Have An Effective Indoor Recess

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    Indoor recess is a necessity when the weather doesn't permit outside play, but how can you make it just as effective as outdoor recess? In this post, Fit and Fun Playscapes tells you how!
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