Example of playground in accordance with playground safety recommendations. playground structure showing two sides descending onto sand

How to Balance Child Development with Playground Safety

How I love a good playground! I love seeing kids move outside. Climbing, swinging, jumping, and sliding. Their hearts, lungs, and muscles love the movement, the exhilaration. But what about playground safety? Kids do get hurt on playgrounds. Today, I’ll discuss how theories in child development can help a playground live up to its potential and…

How Being Outdoors May Help Kids’ Immune Systems

I love collecting stories and studies that prove what already feels true about kids and nature. This is one of those studies. Children plus nature feels like a good combination. Kids seem happier and more vigorous outside, don’t they?  I often think of this quote from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden,   . . ….