Risky Play

At the playground, my toddler immediately took off, scaling the “rock wall” of the climber. I found myself repeating, “be careful,” with every precarious foot placement, and then again when hurtled himself down the big slide. He fell at the … READ MORE

It’s Planting Season Time

Now is a great time to get students involved in planting.   Adding features to the playground like a garden center or planting area can be a fun and new learning experience for children. Children can experience natural science when you … READ MORE

Playground Climbers

Back to our spotlight series on different types of playground equipment.  Today I’d like to take some time to talk about climbers.  We offer several different types of climbers including toddler climbers, preschool climbers, and hill slide climbers. Climbers are … READ MORE

Playground Safety – Distance between Equipment

When conducting a safety inspection for your playground, make sure to leave proper distance between equipment. For climbing structures more than 30 inches high, recommended spacing is at least 9 feet apart. If two climbing structures are less than 30 … READ MORE

Music on the Preschool Playground

Back to our spotlight series on different types of playground equipment.  This week I’d like to discuss music on the preschool playground.  Musical instruments are an exciting addition for any preschool playground.  On the practical side of things, adding musical … READ MORE

Playground Inspections

It is important to perform regular high frequency inspections on your playground. A high frequency inspection is an examination of the playground, specifically looking for changes over a short period of time.  Some things to look for while doing inspections … READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!  A fun Thanksgiving activity to do with your preschoolers this week is to make a centerpiece or wreath.  Take the children outside to gather natural items such as colorful fall leaves, acorns, twigs, pine cones, etc.  If you’d … READ MORE

Playground Safety

Safety is important both inside preschools and outside.  On the preschool playground, one safety issue to keep in mind is entanglement.  There are several things you can do to avoid entanglement.  First, check what the children are wearing on the … READ MORE

Spotlight on Natural Play

Over the next few months we’ll be doing a spotlight series on our different types of playground equipment.  We know that different preschools have different ideas for what they want their playgrounds to be.  Some prefer the maintenance free plastic … READ MORE

New and Improved Website

We have a BIG announcement! We are excited to announce that after months of work we’ve completely redone our website! Come poke around on our new and improved site and try out some of the exciting new features for yourself.  … READ MORE