• Playing Hopscotch: Five Hopscotch Templates For Your Summer Playground

    Playing Hopscotch: Five Hopscotch Templates For Your Summer Playground

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    Five Hopscotch Templates For Your Summer Playground Playing hopscotch is a great way for kids (and adults!) to get themselves outdoors and moving, especially during the warm summer months. There are tons of options for various types of hopscotches, from animals to biomes to buildings to simple squares, and can be painted with hopscotch paint or hopscotch chalk, both permanent and temporary. You can...
  • Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?

    Childhood Obesity: Where Are We Now?

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    Childhood obesity is on the rise. Where are we now and what are we doing to prevent it? Updated to include new information about the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Physical Education Lesson Ideas to Promote Healthy Bodies and Minds

    Physical Education Lesson Ideas to Promote Healthy Bodies and Minds

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    With kids getting more and more screen time each and every day, breaks for physical activity are becoming more and more important. But how do you get kids engaged in activities that teach life skills and promote physical activity?
  • 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...
  • The Buddy Circle Reusable Stencil

    The Buddy Circle Reusable Stencil

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     In a previous post, we discussed the importance of recess and playground zoning. In particular, how a well-designed playground can help children develop and grow far more effectively than in a poorly designed space. That’s why, in honor of October being Anti-Bullying Month, we’ve brought the Buddy Circle Reusable Stencil in to help! One of the most important spaces to consider while planning your outdoor...
  • 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!
  • Kids Fly To New Heights With Custom Stencils At Hiller Aviation Museum

    Kids Fly To New Heights With Custom Stencils At Hiller Aviation Museum

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    Fit and Fun Playscapes prides itself on our close interaction with customers who want custom stencil design. We worked with the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Francisco, CA, to develop one-of-a-kind airplane-themed playground stencils and the results were incredible!
  • Redefining Recess: The Physical Benefits of Recess

    Redefining Recess: The Physical Benefits of Recess

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    Redefining Recess: The Physical Benefits of Recess Have you ever heard of the 3 “Rs” of education? If you haven’t, that’s okay! The 3 “Rs” stand for READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC (math), and have long been considered the fundamental building blocks of education. It makes sense when you think about it, since many activities we undertake in our day-to-day lives revolve around at least...
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