• Introducing Free Creative Resources

    Introducing Free Creative Resources

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    We know it's a tough time right now. Kids are either at home for the foreseeable future or are returning to school on switch schedules. Parents are wondering what to do with them and teachers are doing their best to adapt in-person lesson plans into months-long remote learning -- an exhaustive challenge. Here at Fit and Fun Playscapes, we're providing a list of free...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
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