• 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...
  • Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

    Playground Recess Zones and Recess Strategies For Play

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    Planning your outdoor playspace is extremely important. According to an Aug. 2016 study conducted by the University of Missouri, titled In the Zone: An Investigation into Physical Activity during Recess on Traditional versus Zoned Playgrounds, “Researchers found that average physical activity increased by 10 percent and children averaged 175 steps more on a zoned playground compared to a traditional playground.” But what the heck is a...
  • The Three Best Physical Benefits of Recess (Redefining Recess)

    The Three Best Physical Benefits of Recess (Redefining Recess)

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      WHAT IS RECESS? According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), recess can be defined as “a regularly scheduled period within the school day for physical activity and play that is monitored by trained staff or volunteers.” In other words, any daily activity that gets children up and moving can be defined as recess, whether it be hopscotch, outdoor sporting activities like kickball or soccer, or aerobic...
  • Fit and Fun Playscapes Named as a Resource by CDC & SHAPE America

    Fit and Fun Playscapes Named as a Resource by CDC & SHAPE America

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    According to the recent “Recess Planning In Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies into Practice” published in January of 2017 by the CDC and Shape America, Fit & Fun Playscapes is listed as a resource for Strategy Category 3: Creating an Environment Supportive of Physical Activity During Recess.  Fit & Fun Playscapes staffs professional designers that have created over 50 recess game stencil designs and 10 stencil packages,...
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