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We are so excited that playgrounds, skateparks, fitness equipment and sports fields are now open in San Antonio! The weather is gorgeous too so grab… Read More »Playgrounds are back in San Antonio!
In a previous blog post, we examined the case for outdoor classrooms and why this fall is the perfect time to consider outdoor classroom ideas… Read More »Take It Outside! Part 2: Could Your District Make Outdoor Classroom Ideas Work?
As we work toward getting kids back to school in 2020, school districts across the country are exploring all options to safely educate kids during the… Read More »Take It Outside! Part 1: The Case for Outdoor Classroom Design
As you are well aware, life has changed drastically in South Texas in the past few weeks as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.… Read More »Outside Isn’t Canceled: How to Keep Kids Active During Social Distancing
Much of our formalized learning takes place indoors, but when it comes to physical, emotional and social development, nothing beats the outdoors. Beyond the well-documented… Read More »Why You Should Send Your Kids Outside To Play – And Go With Them
It may sound strange today, but a generation or two ago, few people took sun safety seriously. Sunburns were a fact of life to be… Read More »Sun Safety for Kids: What’s The Big Deal?
We all want our kids to grow up safe, happy and successful. But in the dogged pursuit of their future prosperity, we often deprive them of the chance to play on their own. And while it… Read More »Why Kids Need Unstructured Play to Thrive
As parents, educators and leaders, we want to prepare kids to thrive in a world that moves fast. They’ll need resilience, grit and agility to handle the unpredictable… Read More »Outside Now, Happy Later: Nature’s Effects on Kids’ Long-Term Development
A school playground renovation is not just about updating its appearance and compliance (although, obviously, these are important elements). Updated installations that provide physical and… Read More »Playground Renovations: Small Updates Mean Big Transformations
If your school district is a microcosm of your students’ entire life path, what part does the playground play? After all, a lifetime of acceptance… Read More »Playgrounds Today: Moving Beyond Compliance to Inclusion